Sadie Struebing and Mallory Shanahan both recorded double-doubles to lead the Nebraska Wesleyan women to a 60-59 victory over Dordt College in GPAC women's basketball on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 5) at Snyder Arena.
NWU has now won four of their last six games to improve to 9-12 overall and 5-9 in GPAC action.
Nebraska Wesleyan had several opportunities to put the Defenders away, but poor free throw shooting down the stretch allowed Dordt to hang around. Up by four points, NWU went just 1-6 at the free throw line in the final 30 seconds give Dordt several chances.
Julia DeKoekkoek nailed a 3-pointer for Dordt with 0.3 seconds left in the game. NWU then got the ball inbounds and the game was over.
Struebing led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Prairie Wolves. She had 12 points in the first half going 6-7 from the floor. Shanahan also posted a double-double with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Shea Rasmussen just missed double figures with nine points.
For Dordt, four players were in double figures led by Julia DeKoekkoek with 14 points.
NWU will now go for their third straight victory next Wednesday (Feb. 9) in their final home game. The Prairie Wolves will host Midland University for Senior Day and the game will be part of the Pink Zone event.