Trailing by just one point at halftime, the Nebraska Wesleyan University women made just two field goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half as Midland University pulled away for a 68-52 victory in GPAC women's basketball action on Wednesday night (Jan. 25) at the Midland Event Center in Fremont.
It is the first conference win of the season for Midland as they were 0-13 in GPAC play entering the game. NWU still has never beaten Midland twice in the same season in women's basketball.
For the Prairie Wolves it is their seventh straight loss to fall to 5-14, 2-12 in GPAC play.
NWU trailed only 28-27 at halftime as they clawed their way back into the game hitting 4-9 from 3-point range in the first half.
Brooke Potdburg hit a 3-pointer early in the second half to pull NWU within six points, but the only other basket in the first 12 minutes of the second half was a putback by Melissa Bennett.
Shea Rasmussen scored eight points as NWU closed the gap to 14 points but it wasn't enough.
Mallory Shanahan led NWU with 15 points, while Rasmussen scored 14 on four 3-pointers. Janelle Baal scored 11 points with three 3-pointers.