The Nebraska Wesleyan women's basketball team accomplished another feat this season as they ended their 15-game losing streak to Doane College as they defeated their conference rival 63-54 on Wednesday night (Feb. 2) at the new Haddix Center in Crete, Neb.
It marked the first win for the Prairie Wolves over the Tigers in women's basketball since the 2002-03 season. The win improves Nebraska Wesleyan to 8-12 overall and 4-9 in GPAC play. The eight wins are the most for a NWU women's team since the 2005-06 season and the four conference wins is already tied for the third most GPAC wins for NWU.
NWU jumped ahead 9-0 to start the game and set the tone early. The Prairie Wolves shot 65.0 percent in the first half to lead 35-26 at halftime. Doane would rally and make it a game most of the way. The Prairie Wolves did extend the lead to double digits in the second half and then sealed the win with free throws late.
Senior center Sadie Struebing continues her climb up the all-time scoring charts. After going over 1,000 points two weeks ago, Struebing moved up to eighth all-time after scoring a game-high 18 points. Struebing now has 1,044 career points to pass Cindy Turman for eighth all-time. She needs 19 points to move up to seventh.
Mallory Shanahan and Katy Golden both scored 15 points to also reach double figures for NWU.
Doane shot only 28.4 percent from the floor, going 7-27 from 3-point range. Cheryl Braithwait scored 15 points to lead the Tigers.