Women’s basketball recap: tough weekend losses

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Carolyn Hauschild

Winona State University’s Emily Kieck (left) fighting for the ball against UMary athlete during game on Jan. 29, 2022.

Syerah Mulhern-Allred, sports editor

Winona State University’s Women’s Basketball lost both matches this weekend.

Against Augustana University, the Warriors fell 75-57, following up with a tough loss against Wayne State, 87-84. This pushes Winona State to 11-11 overall and 8-10 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

Against the Augustana Vikings, the Warriors held a 18-15 lead after the first 10 minutes but both teams struggled from behind the arc.

However, the Vikings were able to improve in the second quarter while the Warriors fell behind, end- ing the first quarter 22-9 and going into the locker room at half time with the Vikings leading 37-27.

Overall, the team shot 39% from the floor but only a 16.7% from three-point territory. Leading the team was Emily Kieck with 19 points while Taylor Hustad shot 16 points. Behind them were Emma Fee and Kaitlyn Schrimpf at six a piece and Alex Dornfield with nine.

On Saturday against the Wayne State Wildcats, the Warriors barely fell short with a final score of 87-84. Leading the team was Hustad with double digits for the fourteenth time this season landing at 27 points, followed by Emily Kieck at 21, Caitlin Riley at 12 and Mattie Schimenz at 11.

The team shot 51.7% from the field for a significant increase from the night before and a low 62.5% from the free throw line.

The Warriors return home on Friday, Feb. 11.