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Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, Mitchell, S.D.


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About DWU

Located in Mitchell, S.D., Dakota Wesleyan University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
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Red Raiders Come Up Short At DWU

Northwestern College dropped its second consecutive road game to a ranked opponent as they lost to 14th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan, 64-62. 

How It Happened...

The teams traded baskets in a low-scoring first quarter that ended with a 12-11 Red Raider lead after a basket by Haley Birks with 32 seconds left. Birks scored seven points during the opening quarter. 

Kristin Sabers knocked down a three-pointer to cap a 5-0 DWU run to put the Tigers on top by four, 16-12.

Northwestern responded with a 7-3 run to tie the game (19-19) for the fifth time in the first half. 

DWU outscored Northwestern 7-4 over the final four-plus minutes to take a 26-23 lead at the half.

The game was tied two more times early in the third until consecutive baskets by Kassidy De Jong and Katy Kuiper gave Northwestern its largest lead of the game, 34-30.

DWU came back to tie it, however, and the teams traded baskets over the final minutes that ended with a DWU two-point lead, 45-43, by quarters' end. 

A 5-0 DWU run, capped by an Amber Bray three-pointer, put the hosts up 50-45 early in the fourth. 

Northwestern battled back, and following an 8-2 run, grabbed the lead back after two free throws by De Jong (53-52). 

The Tigers used a 10-2 run, holding Northwestern to one field goal for four minutes, to take its largest lead, 62-55, with 2:49 left.

De Jong knocked down a three-pointer for Northwestern only to have DWU score off a jumper by Erica Herrold to make it a six point game, 64-58, at the two-minute mark. 

Baskets by De Jong and Renee Maneman made it a two-point game with 1:28 left and Northwestern earned a defensive stop, getting the ball back with 30 seconds left. 

Northwestern missed on a pair of free throws but controlled the offensive rebound, only to come up empty on a couple of chances to tie or win the game during the final seconds. 

By the Numbers...

Northwestern drops its 10th game by 10-points or less and falls to 9-12 in the GPAC, 14-13 overall. They are still tied with College of Saint Mary for seventh place in the GPAC with one game left in the regular season.

The Red Raiders held the edge in field goal percentage (44%-40%) and three-point percentage (33%-25%). 

Northwestern struggled from the free throw line, going 7-for-18 (39%) while DWU went 13-for-19 (68%).

Kassidy De Jong led all scorers with 24 points while both Haley Birks (14) and Renee Maneman (10) were also in double figures. 

Maneman, De Jong and Katy Kuiper all pulled down six rebounds and Maneman led all players with seven assists. 

DWU was led by Amber Bray with 18 points and both Erica Herrold and Kristin Sabers netted 16. 

The Tigers held a 32-29 edge on the glass, led by Bray with eight.

DWU improves to 14-7 in the GPAC, 22-7 overall and is in a three-way tie for second place with one game left to play.



Renee Maneman

# 15 | Guard
Junior from Fonda, Iowa

Kassidy De Jong

# 30 | Guard
Sophomore from Hospers, Iowa

Haley Birks

# 42 | Forward
Sophomore from Rockwell City, Iowa

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