Nebraska Wesleyan shot 75 percent from 3-point (9-12) range as they picked up their second straight victory with a 73-61 win over Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 23) at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
Sadie Struebing hit a free throw with 3:30 left in the game to go over 1,000 points for her career. Struebing finished with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds.
It was Mallory Shanahan that had the hot hand for the Prairie Wolves. Shanahan was 9-10 from the floor and a perfect 4-4 at the free throw line to score a game-high 22 points to go with eight rebounds.
NWU led 21-18 midway through the second half but then went on an 13-5 run to go up 34-23 at halftime. The Prairie Wolves continued their hot shooting in the second half as they built up a 20 point lead at one point in the second half.
Nebraska Wesleyan was playing without leading scorer Shea Rasmussen, who sat out with an injury that she suffered at the end of the Hastings game. The Prairie Wolves picked up her scoring as four players scored in double figures. Besides Shanahan and Struebing, Janelle Baal was a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range to score 12 points. Katy Golden also reached double figures with 10 points.
Brittany Pritchard led DWU with 19 points.