The #9 Wayne State women scored 45 second-half points in a 72-42 win over Bemidji State in the opening round of the NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Wednesday evening at Rice Auditorium in Wayne.
Wayne State was led on the night by Millie Niggeling, who finished with 18 points. Addy Roller, Jaylan Spencer, Ashton Yossi and Jordan added 10, 9, 8, and 8, respectively. The Wildcats shot 41.0 percent from the floor in the win, including going 5-11 (45.5 percent) from beyond the arc.
The win advances the Wildcats to the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 1 in Sioux Falls, where they will take on Sioux Falls in a 6 p.m. contest at the Pentagon. Wayne State improves to 27-3 on the season with the win, while Bemidji State finishes their season with a 9-18 mark.
The Wayne State men drained a season-high 12 3-pointers en route to an 88-76 win over Bemidji State at BSU Gymnasium in Bemidji, Minnesota. Wayne State stormed out of the locker room after the break, going on a 21-2 run over the first five minutes of the second half to take a 59-47 lead with just 15 minutes to play.
Wayne State, now 9-18 after snapping an 11-game losing streak, advances to play Southwest Minnesota State Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls in the quarterfinals of the tournament.