Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics
In a battle of teams looking for their first conference victory of the season, Mount Marty College got hot from the outside in the second half as the Lancers defeated Nebraska Wesleyan 78-63 in GPAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 4) at Snyder Arena.
NWU suffered a drought of nearly six minutes to end the first half as they saw their 29-21 lead disappear into a 29-29 tie at the break.
Mount Marty, which shot 7-8 from 3-point range in the second half, hit three 3-pointers in a span of three minutes as they built up a 49-40 advantage with 12:31 to play. The lead got extended to as many as 16 points at 60-44 before NWU began chipping away again.
A layup from Alexis Albert cut the Mount Marty lead to just seven points with 2:29 to play, but NWU would not score a point the rest of the way as the Lancers sealed the win.
NWU finished the game shooting 43.1 percent but were once again held back with 25 turnovers compared to only 13 for Mount Marty.
Felicia TeKolste led NWU with 16 points before fouling out. Courtney Cook added 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Kylee Ashley came off the bench for a solid line of six points, six rebounds and six blocked shots.
Kelsey Schmidt was 4-5 from 3-point range off the bench to lead Mount Marty with 18 points.