Shea Rasmussen scored a game-high 24 points going 6-7 from 3-point range to lead the Nebraska Wesleyan women’s basketball team to a 83-50 victory over MacMurray College on Monday afternoon (Dec. 21) in Jacksonville, Ill.
The win snapped the four-game losing streak for the NWU women as the Prairie Wolves improve to 4-7 overall.
NWU jumped out to a quick start as they led 43-19 at halftime then cruised to the victory. Every Prairie Wolves player that saw action scored as 12 different players got into the game.
As a team, the Prairie Wolves shot 50.8 percent from the floor and held MacMurray to just 26.5 percent shooting. The Highlanders were just 3-17 from 3-point range.
Rasmussen led the hot shooting Prairie Wolves from long range as she finished 6-7, and the team was 9-13 from 3-point range. Rasmussen was also a perfect 4-4 at the free throw line.
The only other NWU to player to reach double figures was Hannah Marshall who scored 11 points in her first start of the season. Center Sadie Struebing led NWU with nine rebounds and also dished out five assists.
Nebraska Wesleyan will now have the holidays off as they don’t return to action until January 6 when they return to Great Plains Athletic Conference play by hosting Midland Lutheran College.