Northwestern College was outscored by 13 in the final quarter as the Raiders were upended by Midland 80-74 in a GPAC match-up played today at the Bultman Center. The Raiders are now 0-3 in the GPAC, 0-6 overall; Midland improves to 3-1 in conference play, 6-1 overall.
Down two at the half (42-40), Northwestern outscored Midland 24-15 in a third quarter that ended with the hosts in front 64-57. Molly Schany scored seven of her team-high 14 points in the quarter and Devyn Kemble netted five for the hosts. Leading by 13 (64-51) following a three-pointer by Sammy Blum, Midland closed the quarter with the final six points to get some momentum leading into the fourth quarter.
Midland then scored the first nine points of the final quarter to grab the lead, 66-64, following a three-point play by Makenna Sullivan with seven minutes left. A field goal by Alexis Toering tied the score again at 66 and the teams traded baskets over the next three-plus minutes.
Jazy Prins drained her third three-pointer of the game to put Northwestern up 74-72 with 3:08 left. Sullivan answered with a driving lay-up to tie the score at 74 and began an 8-0 Midland run during the final three minutes to earn the win.
Schany led Northwestern with 14 points and eight rebounds while Prins scored a career-best 11 points. Kemble netted 10 points, Emilee Danner nine and Maddie Jones scored a season-high six points and dished out a career-best six assists for Head Coach Chris Yaw’s squad.
Northwestern shot 42% for the game, 44% (10/23) from the three-point line. The Raiders held a slight edge on the glass (41-39), led by Taylor VanderVelde with a career-best 11.
Midland was led in scoring by the duo of Sullivan and Lexis Haase with 25 and 22 points, respectively. Sullivan converted 14-of-18 free throw attempts. The Warriors shot 43% for the game, 35% from the arc. They had a significant advantage at the free throw line, going 22-for-28; Northwestern was 4-of-7 from the charity stripe.