Morgan Dubas connected on five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points to lead Doane College to a 63-48 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC women's basketball action on Tuesday night (Feb. 2) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
The win for the Tigers completes the season sweep over NWU as they improve to 11-14 and 7-7 in GPAC play. The Prairie Wolves fall to 7-13 and 4-9 in conference action.
Dubas was 4-5 from 3-point range in the first half to help Doane jump out to a 36-24 halftime lead. The Prairie Wolves were plagued by 15 first half turnovers which led to the 12 point deficit.
In the second half, NWU tried to mount a comeback as they picked up their intensity with a full court pressure defense. The Prairie Wolves cut the lead down from 18 to within eight, 50-42, at the 6:42 mark. That would be as close as they could get as Doane answered with six straight points and never looked back.
NWU outshot and outrebounded the Tigers, but it was the turnovers that were the story of the game again for the Prairie Wolves. Nebraska Wesleyan finished with 29 total turnovers.
Sadie Struebing led NWU with 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Freshman Mallory Shanahan just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.
Dubas led Doane with 17, while Kristine Ortmeier came off the bench to score 14 and Vanessa Munter added 13 going 7-10 at the free throw line.
NWU will close out their three-game homestand on Saturday when they host Mount Marty College.