Wayne St. (Neb.) defeats Metro St.
Wildcats hold Roadrunners to 25 percent from field
WAYNE, Neb. -- Wayne State (Neb.) held Metro State to just 25 percent field-goal shooting as the Wildcats earned their first trip to the Elite Eight with a 50-36 win against Metro State.
After Metro State scored the first basket of the game, WSC reeled off 14 consecutive points during the next five minutes to grab a 14-2 lead at the 13:45 mark of the first half.
The Roadrunners slowly chipped away at the lead and got as close as two points late in the first half at 17-15 before WSC took a 20-15 lead at halftime.
Metro State pulled within three at 28-25, then Wayne State went on a 15-0 run to take a commanding 43-25 lead and put the game out of reach.
Ashley Arlen led Wayne State in scoring with 12 points followed by Clare Duwelius with 11 and Ellen Hansen added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Wayne State finished the game making 20 of 57 shots from the field for 35 percent while going 8-19 from the 3-point line and 2-4 from the foul line.
For Metro State, Jenessa Burke poured in 10 points. The Roadrunners made just 14 of 55 shots from the field for 25 percent, 3-16 from the 3-point line and 5-8 at the charity stripe.
Metro State held a slight 41-38 advantage in rebounding on Wayne State thanks to 10 rebounds by Jasmine Cervantes while Ellen Hansen hauled in 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.