Briar Cliff's tough full court pressure defense forced Nebraska Wesleyan into 29 total turnovers and they could never get their offense on track as the Chargers defeated the Prairie Wolves 91-61 in Great Plains Athletic Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday (Dec. 1) in Sioux City, Iowa.
Briar Cliff built up a 49-30 halftime lead and never let the Prairie Wolves back into the game giving NWU their second loss of the season and first conference loss. The Prairie Wolves fall to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC.
The Chargers came out and hit 6-16 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes to put the game out of reach.
NWU did fight hard in the second half and actually cut the lead down to 14 points at one point, before reserves played out the end of the game.
Shea Rasmussen led NWU with 19 points on 6-19 shooting. Mallory Shanahan was the other NWU player to reach double figures with 17 points and seven rebounds. Sadie Struebing led the way with eight rebounds, but spent most of the game in foul trouble.
Morgan Brown led the Chargers with 22 points, while Megan Salcedo had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
NWU will have their GPAC home opener this Saturday when they host Mount Marty at Snyder Arena.