WSC Women's Basketball Rolls Over Peru State
Posted: 10 November, 2013
WAYNE - Wayne State used 66 percent shooting in the second half (22 of 33) to pull away for a 105-41 win over Peru State College to open the 2013-14 women’s college basketball season at Rice Auditorium in Wayne.
The 105 points are tied for the third most points scored in a single game by a Wildcat women’s basketball team and the most since WSC beat Graceland 103-52 on December 31, 2009.
Wayne State never trailed in the contest, jumping out to an 8-0 lead. The ‘Cats took their first double digit lead at 20-9 with 11:54 to play in the first half following an Addy Roller jumper and held a pair of 18 point leads in the first half before finishing with a 42-27 halftime lead.
The Wildcats put the game out of reach early in the second half with a 26-2 run making 12 of their first 13 shots in the half and pulled away for the 105-41 win.
Wayne State ended the game making 36 of 73 shots for 49.3 percent, going 7 of 25 from the 3-point line. The ‘Cats also excelled at the charity stripe making 26 of 32 attempts for 81.3 percent.
Peru State was 15 for 64 from the field for just 23.4 percent and 2 of 15 from the three point line. The Bobcats made 9 of 18 free throws.
Junior forward Jordan Spencer led Wayne State in scoring with 26 points, going 8 of 11 from the floor and 10 for 11 at the free throw line. Millie Niggeling had 15 points off the bench followed by sophomore guard Addy Roller with 13 points and seven assists. Others reaching double figures for Wayne State included Michaela Barry with 11 points and Wayne sophomore Katie Hoskins had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Peru State’s top scorer was Shelbie Hess with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Wayne State won the rebounding battle over Peru State 53-42 thanks to a career-high 13 rebounds from Kara Powell. Hoskins added 12 and Niggeling had six. The Wildcats also had 30 assists in the game with Roller handing out seven.
The Wildcats will be on the road next weekend for a pair of non-conference games, visiting Chadron State Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and South Dakota School of Mines Saturday at 5 p.m.