The Nebraska Wesleyan women's basketball team made a valiant effort at a comeback, but they couldn't overcome the 10-point lead as Buena Vista held off the Prairie Wolves, 77-67, in a NCAA Division III women's basketball contest Saturday afternoon (Dec. 13) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln, Neb.
NWU (1-7) cut the lead to two points with 1:49 to play and had an attempt to take the lead after a turnover but a Stacie Goracke 3-pointer was no good and the Beavers got the ball. Buena Vista sealed the win by going 6-6 from the free throw line in the final minutes.
The Prairie Wolves led 5-4 at the 16:33 mark in the first half, but never led the game again as the Beavers (7-3) held on the rest of the way. The largest lead for BVU came late in the second half at 10 points.
A key stat of the game was rebounds, where Buena Vista had a 47-31 advantage including 16 offensive boards.
Three NWU players scored in double figures led by Sadie Struebing who had 14 points and eight rebounds. Katy Golden recorded her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Shea Rasmussen added 12 points.
Margo Muhlbauer was the star for BVU scoring 19 poitns with seven rebounds and four assists. Katie Ebel scored 16 and Aubrey Hauswirth had 12 points.