Mitch Liberty scored a season-high 13 points for one of many highlights as Nebraska Wesleyan overpowered Concordia, 70-55, to ruin their senior day on Wednesday night (Feb. 16) in GPAC men's basketball action in Seward, Neb.
NWU ends up with a season split of all GPAC Nebraska teams as they went 1-1 against the other four teams.
The Prairie Wolves improve to 9-15 overall and 5-12 while Concordia falls to 16-11, 10-7 in GPAC.
It was a very balanced attack for the Prairie Wolves who just took it to the physical Bulldogs in the final 20 minutes. With the game down to four points at 51-47 with 7:31 to play, NWU got on a roll. The Prairie Wolves outscored the Bulldogs 16-5 over the next six minutes as they built up a 15-point lead.
The highlight of the run from Nebraska Wesleyan was a spurt of four straight layups in a minute of action that was capped off by a fast break lob pass layup from Liberty on a pass from Andy Schweitzer.
Eleven different players scored for Nebraska Wesleyan, as every player that got in the game scored for the Prairie Wolves. Besides Libery with 13, Nick Dinan also scored 13 points. Dinan added five assists, with Liberty adding three.
No other player scored in double figures for NWU as Brett Potter had eight points and led the way with six rebounds.
For Concordia, Porter Birtell was a physical presence in the middle with 16 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Byrd scored 15 points. Ryan Shrum had just eight, after pouring in 31 the first meeting between the two teams.
NWU will go for win number 10 as they travel to Sioux City, Iowa to battle Morningside College on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 19).