Men's basketball

Northwestern @ Mount Marty 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, Yankton, S.D.

Past games

Feb222012
@ Northwestern
GPAC Championship
Feb082012
@ Mount Marty
Nov302011
@ Northwestern
Feb242011
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb022011
@ Mount Marty
Nov232010
@ Northwestern
Feb232010
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb032010
@ Northwestern
Nov242009
@ Mount Marty
Jan212009
@ Mount Marty
Dec132008
@ Northwestern
Jan232008
@ Northwestern
Dec082007
@ Mount Marty
Jan162007
@ Northwestern
Nov182006
@ Mount Marty
Feb182006
@ Northwestern
Jan182006
@ Mount Marty

About MM

Located in Yankton, S.D., Mount Marty College is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
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Northwestern had its seven-game win streak snapped as they lost to Mount Marty 56-54 tonight in a GPAC match-up played in Yankton, S.D. It marked the first loss for the Red Raiders in conference play as they drop to 3-1, 7-2 overall. Mount Marty improves to 1-2 in conference play, 4-4 overall.

The Red Raiders held a one-point lead (25-24) at intermission and used a 13-3 run to pull ahead 38-27 at the 17 minute mark of the second half. Mount Marty scored six straight but a basket by Daniel Van Kalsbeek put NWC up 40-33. The host Lancers followed with an 8-1 run and tied it at 41 after two free throws by Jose Pena-Benjamin with 9:30 left to go.

The game remained tight the rest of the way as neither team was able to get more than a four-point lead. A lay-up by Zack Leeper but the Red Raiders up 51-49 with two minutes left but MMC guard Scott Odekirk tied it on the next possession with a jumper from the wing. Ben Miller made 1-of-2 free throws with just over a minute left and after a Mount Marty timeout, Lancer guard Joe Hieb knocked down the shot of the game with a three-pointer from the top of the key to put his team up 54-52 with 36 seconds left.

Ben Miller drew a foul on the ensuing possession but converted 1-of-2 free throws to cut the lead down to one. The Red Raiders fouled and Austin Harms made 1-of-2 free throws to give the hosts the lead (55-53). Northwestern worked the ball down to Miller, who missed a jumper but Stu Goslinga pulled down the rebound and was fouled on the putback with six seconds to go. After making the first, Goslinga missed the second and the Lancers controlled the rebound where they were immediately fouled. Jeff Larsen made the second of two free throws and the Red Raiders were unable to get a shot off in the final three seconds to give the Lancers their first win over NWC since the 2003-04 season.

Northwestern shot 41% for the game but struggled from the perimeter, making 2-of-12 three-pointers. Miller led all scorers with 14 points and both Leeper and Levi Ettleman added 10 points each. Northwestern outrebounded Mount Marty 42-32, led by Goslinga with 15 boards.

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