Women's Basketball Falls to Nebraska Wesleyan on Senior Night
Feb 11, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa – On Senior Night at the University of Dubuque, the UD women’s basketball team was upended by Nebraska Wesleyan University, 50-56.
After a back and forth first quarter, the Spartans ended the second quarter on a 13-3 run to take a 23-18 lead into the break. The Prairie Wolves responded to the Spartans run as they outscored the Spartans 21-11 in the third quarter to grab the lead heading into the fourth quarter, where they would not relinquish the lead.
Both teams shot 31.7% in the game but the biggest differential came in the second half as UD shot 28.5% (10-35 fg) in the second half, while Nebraska Wesleyan managed to shoot 45.8% (11-24 fg). The Prairie Wolves were also able to get to the free throw line 21 times in the game, all of which came in the second half, making 14 of them. UD was only able to force its way to the charity stripe 14 times in the game, making eight of the 14 attempts.
Emily Brinker, the lone senior on Senior Night for UD, led the Spartans with a double double. Brinker dropped 16 points (6-19 fg) and grabbed 16 rebounds, all coming on the defensive end. Point guard, Abbey Meyer, filled the stat she as she usually does with six points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 32 minutes. The only other Spartan to reach double figure points was Morgan Boer with 13 (6-11), while also collecting six rebounds. UD was able to outrebound Nebraska Wesleyan 51-39, including 14-8 on the offensive glass, where the Spartans had 11 second chance points to the Prairie Wolves five.
The Spartans have their last home game of the year on Wednesday against the IIAC regular season champions, Wartburg Knights. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m. in the Stoltz Sports Center.