Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics
Nebraska Wesleyan trailed by just four points at halftime and gave 10th-ranked Midland all they wanted but in the end it was the Warriors coming away with a 77-64 victory in GPAC women's basketball on Wednesday (Dec. 4) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
Midland remains undefeated in GPAC play at 5-0, 8-3 overall, while NWU falls to 1-5 and 0-3 in conference play.
The Prairie Wolves led twice in the first half and were behind only 35-31 at intermission. In the second half, NWU remained close in the first three minutes then Midland went on a run.
Midland outscored NWU 15-4 over a four minute stretch to build up a 15 point lead and they would not allow the Prairie Wolves to get back within single digits the rest of the way.
Bridget Bucher had her best game in a Prairie Wolves uniform as she came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points with seven rebounds. Bucher, playing in just her third game of the season after coming over from the volleyball team, was 7-9 from the floor and 6-8 at the free throw line.
Two other NWU players scored in double figures as Courtney Cook had 13 and Amanda Diaz 11. The Prairie Wolves finished the game shooting 42.9 percent as a team, but were troubled with 22 turnovers.
Midland's top scorer also came off the bench as Darien Moon had 16 points and seven rebounds. Taylor Shepard and Sammi Licari each had 15 points for the Warriors.