Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics
Nebraska Wesleyan ended its 28-game GPAC losing streak in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) as the Prairie Wolves defeated rival Doane 65-64 in GPAC women's basketball home finale at Snyder Arena.
NWU had not won a GPAC game since Jan. 9, 2013 against Doane College in Crete. It was also the first home conference win for the Prairie Wolves since Dec. 20, 2011.
The game was not without its exciting moments as the Tigers has three shots at the basket in the final 10 seconds for the win, but all three fell of the rim as NWU held on for the win.
With NWU trailing by two points in the final minute, Felicia TeKolste nailed a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put the Wolves up by two points.
Nebraska Wesleyan, which lost to Doane by 52 points the first time the two teams met, took their first lead of the second half at the 9:13 mark on a 3-pointer by Tekolste.
Felicia TeKolste led the Prairie Wolves in scoring with 25 points hitting 5-6 from 3-point range. Bridget Bucher also reached 20 points for the Prairie Wolves with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Five starters were in double figures for Doane as they were the only five players to score points. Hannah Dostal had a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Doane.