5th-ranked Briar Cliff University jumped out to a 29-4 lead and never looked back as the Chargers defeated Nebraska Wesleyan University, 77-39, in GPAC women’s basketball action on Wednesday night (Nov. 28) at the Newman Flanagan Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Prairie Wolves (1-5, 0-2 GPAC) scored just four points in the first 12 minutes of the game and dug themselves into the deep hole. NWU was outscored by just 12 points in the second half.
BCU held Nebraska Wesleyan to just 24.2 percent shooting for the game and forced NWU into 30 total turnovers. The Chargers themselves had 32 turnovers as the teams combined for 62 turnovers. NWU hit just 1-12 from 3-point range and was outrebounded 48-37.
Mallory Shanahan was the lone NWU player to reach double figures as she scored 10 points with six rebounds. Kaitlyn Janata added nine points with three rebounds.
Three players scored in double figures for Briar Cliff with Alex Fuller leading the way with 12.
The murderer’s row of conference play continues for Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday as they face their third consecutive top 10 team with a trip to face #8 Northwestern College.