Nebraska Wesleyan scored the first six points of the game, but things turned quickly as No. 6 Morningside rolled past the Prairie Wolves 114-49 in GPAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) in Sioux City, Iowa.
NWU led 6-0 early and held a 14-13 advantage at the 14:48 mark of the first half. From there, it was all Mustangs as they would go on a 30-3 run over the next eight minutes and before the Prairie Wolves could stop the run, the score was 43-17 Mustangs. Mallory Shanahan made a 3-pointer and her basket at the 6:52 mark finally ended the long run.
Morningside got hot from the outside as they set a new school record with 21 made 3-pointers. The Mustangs were 21-39 from 3-point range as 10 different Morningside players made a 3-pointer.
Shanahan led the Prairie Wolves with 11 points and six rebounds, with Kaitlyn Janata adding 10 points and six rebounds. NWU shot just 29.3 percent from the floor, committed 25 turnovers and were out rebounded 53-35.
Six players scored in double figures for the Mustangs, led by Chelsie Trask with 15 points.
For NWU, it was the seventh loss this season to a team ranked in the top 10 of NAIA Division II.