Midland Lutheran held off a late Nebraska Wesleyan rally as the Warriors handed the Prairie Wolves their fourth straight loss with the 57-51 victory over NWU in GPAC women's basketball action on Wednesday night (Feb. 10) in Fremont, Neb.
The Prairie Wolves fall to 7-15 overall and 4-11 in GPAC, while the Warriors improve to 8-19 and 3-12 in GPAC.
Neither team shot the ball well as the game never got into a flow with 44 total fouls called between the two teams. NWU ended the night shooting 35.3 percent while Midland hit only 31.5 percent from the floor.
NWU struggled with foul trouble the entire game as three players had three fouls at halftime and all three post players had four fouls with over eight minutes to play.
The Warriors led by as many as 10 points several times during the game. NWU cut the lead under five points with under five minutes to go, but never could get within a single possession.
Three players scored in double figures for NWU as Shea Rasmussen and Sadie Struebing both had 11 points. Katy Golden finished with a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Kelli Hermsmeyer scored a game-high 16 points to lead Midland Lutheran while Kerry Butzke had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
NWU will attempt to end their losing streak on Saturday when they travel to Sioux Center, Iowa to battle Dordt College at 2 p.m.