James Parrott had a huge night for Midland University scoring 27 points to lead the Warriors to a 67-52 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan University in GPAC men's basketball action on Wednesday night (Jan. 23) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
The loss is the sixth straight for the Prairie Wolves as they fall to 8-11 overall and 3-11 in GPAC play.
Nebraska Wesleyan trailed by just six points early in the second half, but then went the next 7:00 without a field goal as Midland built up a 13-point lead and never allowed NWU back within single digits.
Trent Scheitel made a layup at the 14:45 mark to make the score 47-41, but the Prairie Wolves would not make another field goal until the 7:04 mark when Tim Schweitzer hit a basket to make the score 58-45.
After shooting a sizzling 61.9 percent from the floor in the first half, Nebraska Wesleyan was equally as cold in the second half converting only 28.0 percent from the field and 0-5 from 3-point range. NWU also made only 3-10 at the free throw line in the second half.
Parrott was the story of the game as he controlled on both ends of the floor for the Warriors. Besides his 27 points, he pulled down nine rebounds, had four blocked shots, four assist and three steals. As a team, Midland held a 42-30 advantage on the glass marking the second straight game NWU has been outrebounded by double digits.
Three players scored in double figures for NWU. Trevor Johnson had 11 with Tim Schweitzer and Trent Scheitel each scoring 10.
NWU will close out a stretch of four of five games at home this Saturday when they host Mount Marty College at 4 pm.