Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics
Nebraska Wesleyan led for the majority of the first half but a big Dakota Wesleyan run gave the Tigers a nine point lead at halftime and they would hold on for a 79-65 victory over the Prairie Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
Dakota Wesleyan (13-6, 6-4 GPAC) hit 10 3-pointers in the game, while NWU did not connect on any 3-point shots going 0-13 from long range. That was the difference in the game for the Prairie Wolves.
NWU led 21-14 with 9:14 remaining in the first half. DWU then went on a 15-0 run over the next six minutes as the Prairie Wolves were held without a point until Kylee Ashley hit a layup with 3:23 left in the half.
The Tigers tried to pull away in the second half as they built up a 17-point advantage but the Prairie Wolves kept fighting. They got within 10 points with three minutes left but could get no closer.
Two Tiger sharpshooters hit from long range to pace Dakota Wesleyan. Celeste Beck was 4-5 from 3-point land and came off the bench to score a game-high 24 points. Amanda Hart hit five 3-pointers for 21 points.
Nebraska Wesleyan had four players in double figures led by Courtney Cook with 19. Felicia TeKolste had 13 points with Amanda Diaz and Bridget Bucher scoring 11. Bucher had a double-double of 11 points, 14 rebounds as the Prairie Wolves held a +17 advantage on the boards.