WINONA, Minn. — Becca Friestleben tied her career high, making seven 3-pointers as Winona State crushed No. 12 Wayne State 74-35 Saturday.
Friestleben scored 28 points, going 9-of-15 from the floor and 7-of-13 from behind the 3-point line, her second game this season with seven made triples. She finished the game one 3-pointer short of the WSU single game record. Friestleben also hit seven 3-pointers this season against Wisconsin-Stout.
The Warriors started strong and didn’t let up, rushing out to a 7-0 lead in the game’s first two minutes. The Warriors did not trail at any point while holding a double-digit advantage for the contest’s final 31 minutes.
Holding a 15 point lead at the half, WSU scored the first seven points of the second half to push its lead to 22. By the five minute mark of the second half the Warriors had opened up a 31-point lead, pushing that advantage to as many as 41 in the final minute.
Winona State’s defense held Wayne State to 28 percent shooting (15-of-52) and 35 points, well below the Wildcats’ season average of 69.9 points per game. WSC also shot just 11 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Kate Hartman came off the bench to record her first career double-double for the Warriors, scoring 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds. Michelle Tobin added ten points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Warriors.
Winona State had just nine turnovers on the game while forcing 12 Wayne State miscues. The WSU defense also blocked five shots, with Hartman leading the team with three blocks.