NAIA National Tournament
Game Time...Northwestern College travels to Hastings, Neb. this weekend to play the Broncos in a GPAC match-up between ranked teams. Tip-off on Saturday, Jan. 21 is scheduled for 2pm. Northwestern, ranked 25th in the latest NAIA D-II coaches' poll, is 7-6 in the GPAC, 15-6 overall. Hastings is 11-1 in conference play, 18-3 overall.
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All-Time...Northwestern trails the all-time series against the Broncos, 22-31 and is 5-5 over the last 10 match-ups. Earlier this season, Hastings defeated the Red Raiders 80-67 at the Bultman Center.
Last Five vs Hastings:
2016-17: 80-67 loss (H)
2015-16: 61-60 win (H)
80-73 loss (A)
2014-15: 81-69 loss (H)
99-84 loss (A)
Northwestern shot better then the Broncos from the field, 44%-40%; Hastings had the advantage from beyond the arc, 33% (8/24) to 21% (3/14).
Red Raiders shot 77% (24/31) from the free throw line
Northwestern was outrebounded 37-36 and was limited to just five on the offensive glass
Turnovers played a big factor as Northwestern matched its season high with 23; Hastings totaled 13
Maneman dished out a game-high nine assists
Hastings was led by Holly Hild with 20 points; 15 each for Shandra Farmer and Shanelle Farmer
No. 7 Hastings College Broncos: 11-1 (2nd), 18-3 Head Coach: Jina Johansen-2nd year
Ranked seventh in the latest NAIA D-II coaches' poll, Hastings brings a five-game win streak into this weekend's match-up. They are 11-1 in the GPAC, just one game in back of Concordia, and are 18-3 overall. Hastings' three losses are to Haskell, Morningside and Tabor.
Johansen is in her second year as the Broncos' head coach, coming to Hastings last fall after a five-year stint in the same role at the University of Dallas. Johansen returns two starters and nine players from a 2015-16 team that finished sixth in the GPAC with a 13-9 record, 19-12 overall. They lost to Tabor in the first round of the NAIA D-II National Championship and were picked sixth in the GPAC preseason poll.
One of the top defensive teams in the NAIA, Hastings is giving up a mere 59ppg while holding opponents to just 40% from the field.
Holly Hild-10.7ppg, 40 assists
MacKenzie Willicott-9.6ppg, 4.4 rpg
Shaundra Farmer-9.5ppg, 30 3pters, 53 assists
Rachel Jelden-9.4ppg, 6.9rpg
Jordan Johnson-7ppg, 27 3pters
No.25 Northwestern College: 7-6 (5th), 15-6 Head Coach-Chris Yaw (6th year)
The Red Raiders have won three straight and six of their last seven games to climb to 25th in the latest coaches' poll and fifth in the current GPAC standings. They defeated Mount Marty, College of Saint Mary and Briar Cliff during their streak.
Northwestern ranks third in the GPAC in scoring (78ppg), second in rebounding (+7) and second in field goal percentage (46%)
Kassidy De Jong leads the GPAC in scoring at 21ppg, fourth most in the NAIA
De Jong ranks 35th all-time at NWC with 890 career points, 18 shy of Heather Grafing with 908
Haley Birks is seventh in the league in scoring (14.3ppg) and leads the GPAC with 30 blocked shots
Darbi Gustafson scores 13ppg and is second in the GPAC in rebounding (9.1); Gustafson has a GPAC-leading eight double-doubles
Paige Danner leads team with 31 3pters and scores 10.5ppg
Renee Maneman leads the NAIA with 166 assists and is sixth all-time with 436 for her career
Anna Kiel averages 9.7pts and 6.1rpg, shooting nearly 60% from the field
# 22 | Guard
Junior from Westside, Iowa
# 15 | Guard
Junior from Fonda, Iowa
# 30 | Guard
Sophomore from Hospers, Iowa
# 42 | Forward
Sophomore from Rockwell City, Iowa
# 34 | Post
Sophomore from Ethan, S.D.
# 10 | Guard
Freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa
# 23 | Forward
Freshman from Orange City, Iowa