Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics
The Nebraska Wesleyan University women went on the road and dropped an 80-55 decision to Dakota Wesleyan University in a game that was played at The Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
NWU (1-3, 0-2 GPAC) remained close with the Tigers (6-1, 1-0 GPAC) early and trailed just 38-25 at halftime. DWU opened the half on a 13-3 run and would eventually pull away for the win in their GPAC opener.
Sophomore guard Felicia TeKolste paced the Prairie Wolves with 19 points as she hit her season average. Also scoring in double figures was former Norris Titan teammate Bridget Bucher who came off the bench to score 11 points. Bucher was playing in her first basketball game after joining the team from the NWU volleyball program.
Kelly Sanchez scored seven points with six rebounds and had a team-high four steals for the Prairie Wolves.
As a team, NWU shot just 30.9 percent and did not make a 3-pointer going 0-11 from beyond the arc.
DWU shot 51.4 in the second half and 43.2 for the game. Erica Herrold came off the bench to score 20 points to lead DWU. All-American Kin Johnson scored 16 points and Katie Johnson had 10.