Red Raiders Run Past NWU Women

Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics

2nd-ranked Northwestern College shot 54.3 percent from the field and connected on eight 3-point baskets as the Red Raiders ran past Nebraska Wesleyan 105-53 in GPAC women's basketball on Saturday (Dec. 7) at Snyder Arena.

Northwestern remains unbeaten on the season at 12-0 overall and 5-0 in GPAC play, while the Prairie Wolves drop their sixth straight game to fall to 1-6, 0-4 GPAC.

NWU hung with the second-ranked Red Raiders early in the game as they had the game tied 14-14 just over seven minutes into the contest.  Northwestern then went on a 23-1 run over the next 10 minutes to buile up a 22-point lead.  NWU went over seven minutes without a field goal

At halftime the Red Raiders led 48-25 then outscored NWU by 29 points in the second half as the Prairie Wolves connected on just 26.5 percent from the floor.

NWU was led by their inside presence of Courtney Cook and Bridget Bucher.  Cook scored 15 points with six rebounds, while Bucher added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Northwestern had five players in double figures led by Karen Hutson with 20 points.