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No. 4 Northwestern College had its 17-game win streak come to a screeching halt with a 98-84 road loss to No. 20 Midland in a conference match-up played tonight in Fremont, Neb.
Northwestern, now 7-1 in conference play, drops to 17-2 on the year while Midland improves its record to 5-2 in the GPAC, 12-5 overall.
Colton Kooima scored 19 points and was one of four Red Raiders to net double figures. Nathan Wedel added 18 points to go with three rebounds and three assists while Derek Buysse (13) and Justin Van Kalsbeek (10) were also in double figures.
How It Happened...
The teams traded baskets early, until, with the score tied at nine, Midland scored the next 10 points behind a three-pointer by Diamontae McKinley, jumpers by Damon Overton and a three-point play by Nick Harden.
A basket by Jordan Baker ended the Midland run but the Warriors began another extended scoring spree later, outscoring the Red Raiders 15-4 to take control, 45-22, with four minutes left in the first half.
Midland led by 23 (53-30) at the break, the most points given up in a first half by the Red Raiders this season
The hosts extended their lead to as much as 25 early in the second frame and Northwestern would not get closer than 12 in the final half.
By the Numbers...
Both teams shot incredibly well, especially in the second half; Northwestern shot 58% for the game, 77% over the final 20 minutes; Midland shot 65% for the game, 69% in the second half
Northwestern was outrebounded for just the third time this season, 27-21; Midland held the edge on the offensive glass, 8-5
Damon Overton led all scorers with 25 points; Ryan Williams came off the bench to drain four three-pointers en route to an 18-point effort
Diamontae McKinley (17), Alex Starkel (16) and Nick Harden (14) were also in double figures
# 32 | Forward
Senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.
# 42 | Post
Senior from Sheldon, Iowa
# 3 | Guard
Junior from Hull, Iowa
# 5 | Guard
Junior from Sioux Falls, S.D.
# 22 | Guard
Junior from Yale, S.D.
# 21 | Wing
Junior from Marshall, Minn.
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