Men's basketball

Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, Orange City, Iowa

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Located in Mitchell, S.D., Dakota Wesleyan University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
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Seventh-ranked Dakota Wesleyan came back from an 11-point, second-half deficit to defeat Northwestern 88-86 in GPAC men's basketball Wednesday night at the Bultman Center. The Red Raiders fell to 9-8 in the GPAC, 14-13 overall with one game left in the regular season. DWU clinched its first GPAC regular season championship and won its 12th straight game to improve to 15-2 in the GPAC, 23-5 overall.

A Mike Vorwald three-pointer, his third of the night, gave Northwestern its largest lead, 59-48 with over 12:24 left to play. DWU came back and after a Brady Wiebe lay-up, cut the lead to two (61-59). The Raiders came back and built their lead back up to seven until the Tigers outscored the hosts 15-7 to take their first lead since the opening minute, 76-75. A three-point play by Daniel Van Kalsbeek, highlighted by a thunderous dunk, gave the lead back to NWC but Preston Broughton answered back with a three-point play to put his team up for good, 79-78, with just over two minutes left. After a three-pointer by Darrin Dorsey put DWU up by four, Ryan Hoogeveen answered with a long three-pointer on the left win to make it a one-point game, 86-85. Wiebe converted 1-of-2 free throws to give his team an 88-86 lead with 10 seconds left. Northwestern guard Walker Seim came down on the ensuing possession and had his shot blocked out of bounds, giving NWC the ball underneath its basket with less than a second left to go. The inbounds pass went to Red Raider forward Brent Dunkelberger but his tip-in fell off the back of the rim and DWU held on for the win.

Northwestern shot 44% for the game, 50% (9/18) from beyond the arc. Ryan Hoogeveen led the Raiders with a career-high 24 points on 7-of-15 from the floor. Daniel Van Kalsbeek netted 17 points and pulled down nine boards before fouling out with four minutes to go. Brent Dunkelberger registered his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 boards.

DWU was led by junior guard Darrin Dorsey with 34 points and six assists.

The Red Raiders will host USF on Saturday, Feb. 20 in the final game of the regular season in what will also be both parent's day and senior day.

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