The Nebraska Wesleyan women's basketball team shot just 26.9 percent from the field as Midland Lutheran rolled past the Prairie Wolves, 70-42, in Great Plains Athletic Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday (Feb. 18) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
The Prairie Wolves wore pink uniforms during their WBCA "Pink Zone" event and raised over $900 for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
NWU trailed just 16-12 with 7:56 to play in the first half, but the Warriors went on a huge run to end the first half. Midland ended the half on a 20-4 run to post a 36-16 halftime lead.
The Prairie Wolves came out in the second half and climbed back within 14 points at 44-30 and had a chance to cut it down, but they missed a few key 3-point baskets and the Warriors pulled away in the end.
Nebraska Wesleyan just could not get the shots to fall as they were 14-52 from the field, 3-16 from 3-point range and 11-20 from the free throw line.
The Warriors shot 45.9 percent from the field and reversed the result of the first meeting between the two teams when NWU downed the Warriors by 16 on Jan. 21 in Fremont, Neb,
Kelli Hermsmeyer led MLC with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Marcy Hauschild had 16 points and eight rebounds.
Only one player reached double figures for NWU as Katy Golden had 10 points. Sadie Struebing scored nine points and had a season-high 13 rebounds.
NWU will have its "Senior Day" on Saturday when they host Hastings College at 2 pm.