Second Half Slump Ends Upset Bid
A 17-0 run early in the second half allowed No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan to pull away from Doane for an 83-67 victory. Doane led at halftime by one but cold shooting plagued the Tigers in the second half. Doane was limited to 32-percent shooting while DWU hit on 57-percent of their shot attempts in the second stanza.
Doane was able to build their first half lead behind strong post play from the senior duo of Jack Lind and Cole Christensen. The two posts picked up six points each to go with Brett McFarland's six points in the first half to led Doane.
In the second half, Tyler Weatherholt led Doane's scoring as he picked up 11 of his 16 points. Lind, McFarland and Jake Johnson finished the game with eight points each for Doane.
The Doane point guards combined for 11 assists as Kendall Frantz picked up six and Trent Schlautman added five.
Lind tied for game-high honors in rebounds with 10 total boards.
Dakota Wesleyan was led by Colby Fitzgerald's 22 points as he collected nine of his points at the free throw line. Chase Walder added 17 points off the bench.
Doane will head to Sioux Center, Iowa, to face Dordt College at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 13.