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Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, Orange City, Iowa

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Red Raiders Comeback Falls Short Against Dakota Wesleyan

A fourth comeback fell just short as Northwestern lost to fifth-ranked Dakota Wesleyan 73-70 in a GPAC match-up played tonight in the Bultman Center. The loss drops the Red Raiders to 4-5 in the GPAC, 9-6 overall. 

Down 10 early in the fourth quarter (60-50), Northwestern came back with a 6-0 run, capped by a pair of Arianne Gesell free throws to put the Red Raiders down four with five minutes left to go. DWU pushed the lead back up to eight moments later but a three-pointer by Kassidy De Jong brought the Red Raiders within one, 70-69, with 13 seconds left to play. 

Forced to foul, Northwestern put Amber Bray at the line where she made a pair of  free throws to put Dakota Wesleyan ahead by three (72-69). DWU elected to foul Renee Maneman before the Red Raiders could attempt a game-tying three-pointer and she converted 1-of-2 free throws to get the deficit back to two. Northwestern fouled again and Rylie Osthus made the first of two free throws and the Red Raiders last second three-pointer from half court was off mark, giving DWU the win.

De Jong led Northwestern with 21 points and six rebounds while both Maneman and Darbi Gustafson added 10 points each. Northwestern shot 48% from the field, 22% (4-for-18) from beyond the arc. 

Northwestern stormed out to a 16-4 lead against the fifth-ranked Tigers after a Whitney Vander Maten steal and lay-up with three minutes gone by. The Red Raiders led 22-14 at the end of the first quarter but DWU outscored the hosts 25-10 in the second period to take a 39-32 lead by halftime. 

The Tigers outscored Northwestern by two (16-14) in a back-and-forth third quarter, leading to a 55-46 advantage. 

DWU shot 47% from the field and was led by Kristin Sabers with 22 points and Erica Herrold chipped in 17, going 8-for-11 from the field. The Tigers held a slim 36-35 advantage on the glass, led by Herrold and Osthus with six. 

Northwestern will host #10 Concordia on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 2pm.

Renee Maneman

# 15 | Guard
Junior from Fonda, Iowa

Kassidy De Jong

# 30 | Guard
Sophomore from Hospers, Iowa

Darbi Gustafson

# 34 | Post
Sophomore from Ethan, S.D.

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