Men's basketball

Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 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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Northwestern earned its eighth straight win Wednesday night as they defeated Dakota Wesleyan 76-67 at the Bultman Center. The Raiders moved into first place in the conference standings with a 6-1 record, 13-4 overall. Dakota Wesleyan drops to 3-4 in the GPAC, 13-5 overall.

The Raiders scored the first eight points of the game and never trailed against DWU, opening up its largest lead (35-19) with five minutes left in the first half. They led by 12 at the break (40-28) but the visiting Tigers outscored Northwestern 11-2 during the first five minutes of the second half and trailed by just three (42-39). The Raiders responded with a 17-9 run to build the lead back to double digits and preserved the win by converting their free throws down the stretch.

Northwestern shot 44% for the game and once again featured a balanced offense with four players in double figures. Brent Dunkelberger came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points, followed by Daniel Van Kalsbeek with 12. Ben Miller (11) and Stuart Goslinga (10) were also in double figures and four other Raider players had at least six points. Dunkelberger, Miller and Goslinga all pulled down eight rebounds as the Raiders dominated the boards 48-39. Miller dished out four assists.

Dakota Wesleyan was led by senior All-American Brady Wiebe with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Chase Walder added 11.

Northwestern will play Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, Jan. 8 in Lincoln, Neb.

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