Women's basketball

Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 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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The Northwestern College women's basketball team won its third straight game as they defeated Dakota Wesleyan 91-81 Wednesday night in the Bultman Center. The 24th-ranked Raiders improve to 3-0 in the GPAC, 7-4 overall. The Tigers drop to 1-3 in the GPAC, 6-8 overall.

The Raiders led 12-11 with 13:57 left to go in the first half but DWU outscored the hosts 17-2 over a five minute stretch to take a 28-14 lead. Northwestern chipped the lead down to six on two different occasions before the half and trailed 47-39 at intermission.

Dakota Wesleyan maintained its lead over the first five minutes of the second half and surged ahead 62-50 with 15 minutes left to play. Northwestern, however, went on a 19-4 run to take a 69-66 lead with 7:30 left on the game clock. The Tigers tied the game at 69 on a three pointer by Maggie Malloy but the Raiders pulled ahead for good on a jumper by Amy Kallemeyn. Northwestern went on to record the impressive, come-from-behind, 91-81 win.

Both teams shot better then 50% for the game with the visiting Tigers at 55% while NWC finished at 52%. The Raiders shot 66% in the second half which helped key the decisive run. For the second straight game, Becca Hurley matched her career-high with 28 points on 10-of-16 from the floor. The sophomore guard made 6-of-10 from beyond-the-arc and also grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds for her first double-double. Kami Kuhlmann and Randa Hulstein added 16 points each for Coach Woudstra's squad. Hulstein, making her season debut due to the NWC volleyball season, also grabbed 10 boards for the double-double. Val Kleinjan was the fourth Raider player in double figures with 10 points. Northwestern dominated the glass with a 41-16 advantage and committed just one more turnover then DWU, 17-16.

DWU was led by Allison Johnson and Sarah Mortenson with 17 points each.

Northwestern will face Mount Marty on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Bultman Center.


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