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Northwestern @ Hastings 4 p.m. Saturday, January 21, Hastings, Neb.

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About HAS

Located in Hastings, Neb., Hastings College is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Red Raiders Back In Action Saturday at Hastings

Game Time...Fourth-ranked Northwestern College makes the long road trip west to Hastings, Neb. to play the Broncos in a GPAC match-up on Saturday, Jan. 21. Tip-off at the Lynn Farrell Arena is scheduled for 4pm. Northwestern currently holds a 1/2 game lead in the conference standings with a 9-2 record, 19-3 overall. Hastings is tied with Morningside for sixth place in the GPAC with a 5-5 record, 11-11 overall. 

Follow the game live via the Hastings webcast at this link: Watch Now!

or listen to the game live courtesy of the KSOU broadcast at this link: Listen Now!

All-Time...Northwestern holds a 31-20 lead in the all-time series against the Broncos dating back to the 1985-86 season. The Red Raiders are 4-6 over the last 10 match-ups against Hastings, however, defeating the Broncos at home 88-78 on Dec. 7 to snap their six game losing streak against them.

Last Five vs Hastings:

 2016-17: 88-78 Win (H) 
 2015-16: 90-88 loss (H)
 2015-16: 107-99 loss (A)
 2014-15: 89-82 loss (H)
 2014-15: 119-114 loss (A)

Last Time vs Hastings...Junior guard Riley Francis posted his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Northwestern past Hastings 88-78 in a match-up played in the Bultman Center on Dec. 7.

Chris Borchers netted a career-high 16 points, making a career-best three three-pointers. Jordan Baker and Derek Buysse were also in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. 

Northwestern never trailed and opened the game with a 22-8 run over the first seven minutes. 

Free throws by Francis stretched the hosts lead to 19 later and a 7-0 run, capped by a Borchers three-pointer, put Northwestern up 24 (47-23) just before the half. Rich Williams knocked down a long three-pointer as time expired to make it a 21-point Northwestern lead at the half.

Buysse finished off a 13-4 run giving Northwestern its largest lead, 63-35, at the 16-minute mark. Five minute later, a Baker jumper gave the hosts a 28-point advantage (73-45) with 11 minutes to go. 

The Broncos outscored Northwestern 29-10 over a 10-minute span to get as close as nine over the final minutes.

Northwestern shot 50% from the field and from the three-point arc (10/20).

Red Raiders held a commanding 46-35 edge on the boards; Nathan Wedel dished out a game-high five assists

Four Hastings players scored in double figures, led by Jake Hansen with 26 and Trey Moore with 14

Scouting Report...

 Hastings College Broncos: 5-5 (T6th), 11-11  Head Coach: Bill Gavers (4th year)

The Broncos own a .500 record both in the GPAC (5-5) and overall (11-11) and are tied with Morningside for sixth place in the current conference standings. They are 2-2 since the new year, defeating both Mount Marty and Doane and losing to Midland and Dordt, both on the road. 

Gavers returns one starter and six players from a 2015-16 team that finished fifth in the GPAC regular season (11-9) and lost to Midland in the GPAC Quarterfinals to end the year at 18-12. 

Hastings is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NAIA, ranking fifth with 227 on the season (10 per game). They are shooting 38% from beyond the arc and are scoring 84 points per game. 

Top Players:
Jake Hansen-14.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 41 3pters
Trey Moore-transfer from Florida Southern-14.6ppg, 49 3pters, 4rpg, 128 assists
Rich Williams-14.2ppg, 58 3pters
Bart Hiscock-11.7ppg, 28 3pters, 6.3rpg

No. 4 Northwestern College: 9-2, 19-3  Head Coach Kris Korver (17th year)

Northwestern ranks eighth in the NAIA in scoring (91ppg) and is the top rebounding team in the NAIA, owning a +13 edge on the boards

The Red Raiders are fourth in the NAIA in field goal percentage (51%) and are giving up 78ppg

Colton Kooima leads the GPAC in scoring (23.6ppg), seventh most in the NAIA; Kooima is 19th all-time in career scoring at NWC with 1,435pts, 28 shy of Cam Olson (1,463) for 18th place

Three other Red Raiders, Derek Buysse (13.7), Nathan Wedel (13.2) and Riley Francis (10.6), score in double figures

Francis ranks fourth in the GPAC in three-point percentage (45%)

Wedel is eighth in the GPAC with 79 assists; ranks 20th all-time at NW with 266 for his career



Jordan Baker

# 32 | Forward
Senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Riley Francis

# 3 | Guard
Junior from Hull, Iowa

Colton Kooima

# 5 | Guard
Junior from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Nathan Wedel

# 22 | Guard
Junior from Yale, S.D.

Chris Borchers

# 34 | Guard
Sophomore from Sioux Center, Iowa

Derek Buysse

# 21 | Wing
Junior from Marshall, Minn.