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SVSU falls to Wayne State in overtime 70-62

SVSU falls to Wayne State in overtime 70-62

DETROIT -- The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball team fell to Wayne State University 70-62 in overtime on Thursday night in Detroit. The loss drops SVSU to 12-5 overall and 7-3 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

How it happened:

  • The first quarter was high scoring, as SVSU held a 21-16 lead. Kaitlyn Zarycki posted nine points in the first to lead all players. 
  • SVSU opened the second quarter with a made layup by Victoria Stafford, and a Zarycki jumper to take a nine-point lead.
  • The Warriors answered with a 9-0 run and tied the game at 25-25 with 6:28 remaining in the first half. 
  • A Maddie Maloney 3-pointer opened up a seven-point lead for the Cardinals, as they were able to contain the Warriors for the remainder of the half and take a 40-31 lead into the locker room. 
  • In the third quarter, SVSU led by as many as 11 points, before Wayne State hit a layup at the end of the third quarter to cut the Cardinal lead to 55-48.
  • With 4:43 remaining in regulation, Wayne State tied the game at 55-55 and took the lead after a pair of free throws with 3:52 left. 
  • Tori DePerry hit a jump shot to tie the game at 57-57 before the Warriors took the lead back with 1:39 remaining.
  • With 58 seconds left, Zarycki stole the ball and Maddie Barrie hit a layup to tie the game at 59-59 and send it into overtime.
  • In overtime, the Warriors outscored the Cardinals 11-3 and earned the victory.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Zarycki scored 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting to lead the Cardinals.
  • Tori DePerry posted eight points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
  • Maloney and Tyler Schied had nine points each. 
  • SVSU was 25-of-68 from the field, 6-of-23 from deep, and 6-of-12 from the line.
  • Wayne State was 24-of-62 from the field, 4-of-20 from deep, and 18-of-19 from the free-throw line. 
  • Grace George lead the Warriors with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

Up next:

The Cardinals will remain on the road when they travel to face GLIAC rival Northwood University at 4 pm Saturday in Midland, Mich.

(NOTE: Stats are unofficial at this time.)