On Feb. 3, Wayne State University (WSU) won over the SVSU women’s basketball team 70-62.
The game headed into overtime where WSU scored 11-3 and earned the victory.
Junior Kaitlyn Zarycki (10) was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 23 points.
Grace George lead WSU with 22 points and 14 rebounds in the game.
Junior Tori DePerry (22) scored eight points and had the team high for rebounds with 11.
SVSU’s senior Maddie Maloney (20) and junior Tyler Schied (44) both scored nine points.
On the stats side, SVSU had 11 fast breaks compared to WSU with 4 and had 11 bench points while WSU only had 9.
WSU was 18-of-19 for free throws with SVSU only at 6-of-12.
In the second quarter, SVSU took off with a layup from sophomore Victoria Stafford (23) and a jumper from Zarycki, giving the Cardinals a nine-point lead.
WSU pushed back, with a 9-0 run tying the game at 25-25 with 6:28 left in the first half.
At the halftime SVSU held a lead of seven with the score at 40-31.
Coming back from half, SVSU led the lead ending the third quarter at 55-48.
In the fourth, SVSU began to lose its ground and WSU tied the game at 55-55, soon taking the lead with some free-throws.
DePerry made a jump shot and tied the game once again. WSU regained the lead again with 1:39 left.
With 58 seconds on the clock Zarycki had a steal turning the ball to senior Maddie Barrier (4) who hit a layup tying the gaming at 59-59.
This loss put the Cardinals at 12-5 overall and 7-3 in the GLIAC conference.
The team faced another tough game on Feb. 5 against Northwood. The Cardinals fell, 74-67.
Northwood led for a majority of the game, with SVSU attempting a comeback late in the third quarter, cutting the Wildcats’ lead from 25 points to 13.
DePerry had another impressive showing, scoring 12 points and seven rebounds in the game.
Alana Nelson and Ellie Taylor led the Northwood team scoring 13 points each.
In the final quarter, the Cardinals rallied to score 23 points.
A three-point shot by Scheid brought SVSU’s deficit to just five points, but the team ultimately fell to Northwood.
The team will continue the season this week hosting Parkside on Thursday at 6 p.m. The team will then host Purdue Northwest on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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