Nebraska Wesleyan went nearly the first 12 minutes of the second half without a point as Mount Marty broke open a tie game and held on for the 59-40 victory in GPAC men’s basketball on Saturday afternoon in Yankton, S.D.
NWU and Mount Marty were tied at 29-29 at halftime, but the Lancers opened the second half on a 15-0 run and it wasn’t until Ryan Thramer hit a 3-pointer at the 8:17 mark to give the Prairie Wolves their first points of the second half.
The Prairie Wolves were just 3-21 from the field and 1-13 from 3-point range in the second half. NWU was still in the game as they trailed only 46-35 after Jim Lance made a basket with 6:41 to play. However, NWU would make just one more field goal the rest of the half.
Mount Marty picked up their first GPAC win of the season to improve to 1-3 in the conference and 2-10 overall, while NWU falls to 2-5 and 1-2 in the GPAC.
Ryan Thramer was the only NWU player to reach double figures with 10 points and led the team with five rebounds. Mount Marty was led by Weston Kusser who scored 13 points.