For the second time this season, Simpson College defeated Nebraska Wesleyan in men’s basketball as the Storm defeated the Prairie Wolves, 73-65, on Saturday night (Dec. 19) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln, Neb.
The win was just the third of the season for Simpson, with two coming against NWU. The Storm improve to 3-7, while NWU falls to 3-6.
Simpson led by 10 points at halftime as the Prairie Wolves shooting woes continued hitting only 29.6 percent from the floor.
Nebraska Wesleyan made a run in the second half and actually took the lead at 50-49 with 6:22 to play. That would be the only lead for the Prairie Wolves as the Storm went on a 10-0 run to take a 62-52 lead. NWU cut the lead down to five, but that is as close as they would get.
Andy Schweitzer led NWU with a career-high 16 points, while Ryan Thramer also reached double figures with 13 points. Point guard Nick Dinan led NWU with 11 rebounds.
For Simpson, forward Tim Dunlavy had a huge game posting a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Dau scored 18, while Zack Barragan added 14.
NWU will next travel to Aberdeen, S.D., to take part in the Presentation Classic on Dec. 29-30.