NWU's Hot Shooting Tops Tigers
A bad combination of cold shooting for the Tigers and hot shooting for the Prairie Wolves led to Doane falling to Nebraska Wesleyan 66-50 in GPAC action on Wednesday evening. Doane was limited to 35 percent from the floor and 8.3 percent from behind the three-point arc. Nebraska Wesleyan shot 50 percent from the floor and from behind the three-point arc.
Doane jumped out to an early 8-4 lead only to see the Prairie Wolves go on a 16-0 run. Back-to-back three point baskets extended a six point lead to 12 before Kolby Hamilton converted a three-point play for the Tigers to snap the run. Marcus Minzel hit a three-point basket as time expired in the first half to give NWU a 14 point lead at halftime.
For the game, Minzel led all scorers with 21 points. Dylan Aylward added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Prairie Wolves.
Doane received 19 points from Dane Cruz. He added five rebounds and two assists. Brett McFarland joined Hamilton in scoring eight points a piece. Jack Lind led all rebounders with 11 for the game.
Doane will take on NAIA II No. 8 Northwestern College on Saturday, January 12, at 4:00 PM. The game can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.