The stifling Nebraska Wesleyan defense held Doane to just 35.7 percent shooting and only 50 points as the Prairie Wolves defeated the Tigers, 60-50, in a GPAC rivalry game on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 12) in Crete, Neb.
It was the third straight win for NWU over Doane in Crete and the Prairie Wolves evened up their GPAC record to 2-2 and move to 3-5 overall.
Junior center Jim Lance came off the bench to provide a big spark for the Prairie Wolves. Lance was a perfect 5-5 from the field and extended his consecutive made free throw streak to 15 as he was 4-4 from the charity stripe to finish with a team-high 14 points and eight rebounds.
NWU shot 52.2 percent from the floor in the first half to jump out to a 28-23 lead at halftime. Doane led 7-5, but once NWU took over the lead, they would never trail again.
Ryan Thramer scored 13 points for NWU and Nick Dinan also reached double figures with 10 points.
For Doane, Jake Johnson had a game-high 17 points with 15 in the second half.
NWU will return to Snyder Arena next Saturday (Dec. 19) to face Simpson College in a non-conference game.