WINONA, Minn. — Winona State shot 69 percent as a team and four players scored in double figures as the sixth-ranked Warriors used a strong second half to beat Minnesota State 85-63 on Friday night.
The Warriors were 30-of-43 from the floor (69.8 percent) in the game and shot 54.5 percent from behind the 3-point line. Winona State outscored Minnesota State by 18 in the second half to cruise to the 22-point victory. The final score is the largest margin of victory for the Warriors since they beat Upper Iowa by 27 on Dec. 3.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 6 Winona State 85, Minnesota State 63|
|No. 13 St. Cloud State 54, Wayne State (Neb.) 51|
Clayton Vette scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half while also pulling down seven rebounds. Jon Walburg came off the bench to score 18 while CJ Erickson had 12 and Xavier Humphrey 11.
The Warriors held a four point advantage at the half before going on a 12-4 run in the first four and a half minutes of the second half to push the lead into double figures. Walburg hit a three with 11:25 to play that put WSU up by 12 and the team would hold a double-digit advantage for the rest of the game.
Winona State committed just one turnover in the second half.