FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University’s women’s basketball team stormed back in the fourth quarter against Northwestern College, but it was not enough as they fell 75-65 on Tuesday night. The Warriors’ record drops to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
The Warriors trailed most of the night. With 4:39 left in the third, trailing 49-24, they began to methodically claw their way back into the contest. Northwestern started missing three-point shots, having only one made three in the second half. Midland started to heat up from three-point land with six in the third quarter to start the push back into game contention.
Erin Prusa‘s ten points and Wingert’s seven in the fourth quarter contributed heavily to the late-game charge. The Warriors cut the lead to single digits, 67-60, with 2:02 left after a Lexi Kraft three-pointer. Having to foul to extend the game, they were unable to pull any closer as the Raiders connected on 6-of-6 from the line to close out their seventh victory of the season.
Prusa finished with a season-high 18 points and added a new career-high 7 blocks. Wingert had 15 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double. Kennedy Darner had a season-high 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from long range.
Coach Gilbert had this to say about the team’s play. “We’ve just got to get better offensively and get better movement. At times tonight, we were really stagnant, just standing on offense. With a game away from the conference this weekend, we’ll look to get more structured and disciplined as we go back into GPAC next week. Since the Concordia game, we’ve made some stride defensively. Now we just have to find a way to bring that to the offensive side of the ball.”
Midland (4-3) will travel to Fayette, Missouri to face No. 11 Central Methodist (7-0) on Saturday, November 27. The game will take place at Puckett Field House at 2:00 p.m.