Women's Basketball

Turnovers Costly in NWU Women's Basketball Loss to Chargers

Turnovers Costly in NWU Women's Basketball Loss to Chargers

Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics

Facing a full court pressure defense all game long the Nebraska Wesleyan University women's basketball team committed 42 turnovers as they fell 86-52 at Briar Cliff University on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 8) in Sioux City, Iowa.

NWU had 21 turnovers in the first half as they trailed by 16 at the break 43-27.  Foul trouble and cold shooting hurt the Prairie Wolves in the second half as BCU pulled away.

The Prairie Wolves shot 35.3 percent from the field for the game and went 0-9 from 3-point range.  BCU finished the game at 42.3 percent hitting 7-27 from long range.  Nebraska Wesleyan did hold an advantage on the glass with a +9 margin in rebounding.

Bridget Bucher was a bright spot for the Prairie Wolves as she recorded a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds.  Bucher was 6-9 from the floor and 4-4 at the free throw line.  She was the lone NWU player in double figures.

Slone Masters paced Briar Cliff with 19 points.