Prairie Wolves Push #3 Mustangs But Fall Short
Nebraska Wesleyan gave 3rd-ranked Morningside College all they wanted and then some but the Mustangs finally pulled away for a 65-50 win in GPAC women's basketball on Wednesday night (Jan. 2) at Snyder Arena.
The Prairie Wolves led the majority of the first half and by as many as 12 points with just under 13 minutes to play before Morningside rallied to tie the game 32-32 at halftime.
In the second half, NWU led 38-37 with 17:39 to play, but a 3-pointer by Chelsie Trask put the Mustangs ahead and they would never trail again.
Morningside went on a 23-8 run over the next 12 minutes as the Prairie Wolves offense began to sputter. NWU did cut the lead to 49-44 with 8:51 left, but would score just one field goal over the next seven minutes as the Mustangs earned the win.
Senior Mallory Shanahan led the way for the Prairie Wolves posting a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds. Kaitlyn Janata also scored in double figures with 13 points.
Chelsie Trask led Morningside with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
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