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Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, Mitchell, S.D.

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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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Hutson Reaches Milestone in Loss at DWU

Third-ranked Northwestern lost to Dakota Wesleyan 97-76 in a conference match-up played tonight at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. The Red Raiders drop to second place in the GPAC with a 14-3 league record, 22-3 overall. DWU improves to 9-9 in the conference, 17-11 overall. 

Karen Hutson led Northwestern with 17 points, going 8-for-14 from the field, and in the process, scored her 1,000th career point with a lay-up at the 7:26-mark of the second half. Hutson is the third player to reach the milestone this season, joining teammates Samantha Kleinsasser and Alli Engebretson. 

Northwestern never held the lead and the score was tied just three times on Wednesday night. Tied at 13, DWU scored the next six points after back-to-back field goals by Kristin Sabers. The Red Raiders rallied to get within one on two different occasions, but, trailing by two (24-22), Dakota Wesleyan went on a 17-7 run and outscored NWC 25-11 over the final nine minutes of the first half. The host Tigers held a 49-33 advantage at the break, shooting 46% from beyond the arc (6-for-13). 

DWU quickly stretched the lead to 20 points early in the second half had its largest advantage (77-50) at the eight-minute mark. The Tigers stayed in front by around 20 points the rest of the way, shooting 62% over the final 20 minutes. 

Northwestern shot 42% from the field and 27% (6-for-22) from beyond the arc. Alli Engebretson put in 13 points and Mackenzie Small scored 11 and dished out four assists. Whitney Vander Maten came off the bench to score a career-high 10 points for NWC. 

Dakota Wesleyan shot 55% for the game and had five players score in double figures, led by Celeste Beck with 20. Amanda Hart scored 18, going 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, and Katie Johnson recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. DWU held a 43-30 advantage on the boards. 

Northwestern will head to Seward, Neb. to play #7 Concordia in a match-up of top-10 teams on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2pm.

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