Despite a career-high 17 points from Liz Evenocheck, the #12 Winona State Warriors' women's basketball team's (9-2, 4-1 NSIC) comeback effort came up short, falling 66-59 to Concordia St. Paul (7-3, 3-1 NSIC) Saturday. The Warriors made a furious rally after trailing by 11 points in the third quarter.
The Warriors had a hot 7-0 run to start the game. Evenocheck had eight of the Warriors' 11 points in the first quarter of action. The Golden Bears would grab the lead six minutes into the first quarter and would create a nine-point advantage by the end the quarter. The Golden Bears out rebounded the Warriors 15-8.
The Winona State men (4-4, 1-3 NSIC) tried to make a late run on Saturday night but fell 82-75 at Concordia St. Paul (4-6, 1-3 CSP). In a game of runs the Golden Bears were able to make the final one and held on despite 20 points from Riley Bambenek and 18 points from Kyle Bauman.
Winona State Men's team shot a scorching 72.0% from the field on Friday night, beating Minnesota State 89-64. The Warriors field goal percentage is the highest in team history since joining the Northern Sun, and the highest known mark in program history.
The Warriors shoot 69.8% from the field against Minnesota State-Mankato on January 27, 2011. The NSIC record is held by MSU-Moorhead, who shot 76.5% from the field against UMD in 1985. The Warriors mark is highest in the NSIC dating back to the 1998-99 season. Bemidji State shot 71.2% against Augustana in 2014 and Wayne State shot 71.7% against Mary in 2010.