Sioux City, Iowa — Northwestern Red Raider Ben Miller played the role of hero not once but twice in thrilling 94-93 overtime victory over Briar Cliff Wednesday night in Sioux City.
With time winding down, Miller sank at thirty-footer at the buzzer to tie the game at 83 and send the contest to overtime. The two teams battled, exchanging leads in the extra session when Ben Miller knocked down a free-throw line jumper with less than a second to go for the win!
Northwestern improves to 5-1 on the year and are now 1-0 in the GPAC. Briar Cliff drops to 4-2, 0-1 in the GPAC.
The Dordt Defender women’s basketball team improved to 2-4 on the season with a dominating 87-34 non-conference victory over the AIB Eagles Wednesday.
Dordt’s Kara Van Dyke led all players in scoring with 22 points while also snaring a game high 15 boards. Van Dyke was 8-14 from the floor and a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line.
The Defenders will next be in action on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 pm as they begin Great Plains Athletics Conference action against the Doane Tigers in Crete, Nebraska.
The second-ranked Red Raiders women’s basketball team came up short against the seventh ranked Briar Cliff Chargers in the GPAC opener for both squads 91-79. With the loss Northwestern drops to 4-2 on the year, 0-1 in GPAC. Briar Cliff improves to 5-0, 1-0 in the GPAC.