Mallory Shanahan scored a season-high 26 points for Nebraska Wesleyan, but it wasn't enough as the Prairie Wolves dropped a Great Plains Athletic Conference road game on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 19), 80-63, at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
It was a hard fought contest for most of the game, but a 17-2 run for Dordt during a four minute stretch of the second half allowed the Defenders to pull away. NWU trailed just 56-53 with 8:42 to play, but Dordt went on the run to hold a 73-55 lead at the 4:15 mark.
The Defenders led 37-32 at halftime as NWU stayed close with 14 points from Shanahan in the first 20 minutes.
With her 26 points, Shanahan moved up to 9th on the career scoring list at NWU as she now has 1,076 points. She finished with eight rebounds and was 8-8 at the free throw line.
Also scoring in double figures for NWU was freshman Kaitlyn Janata. Janata came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points, hitting 2-3 from 3-point range.
Dordt shot 34-36 at the free throw line getting nearly half of their points at the line and outscoring NWU by 21 at the stripe.
Kara Van Dyke and Jasmine Scheelhaas each scored 14 points to pace the Defenders.