Women's basketball

Mount Marty @ Northwestern 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, GPAC Quarterfinals, Orange City, Iowa

Schedule note: GPAC Quarterfinals

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Past games

Feb062013
@ Northwestern
Nov282012
@ Mount Marty
Feb082012
@ Mount Marty
Nov302011
@ Northwestern
Feb022011
@ Mount Marty
Nov232010
@ Northwestern
Feb252010
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb032010
@ Northwestern
Nov242009
@ Mount Marty
Jan212009
@ Mount Marty
Dec132008
@ Northwestern
Jan232008
@ Northwestern
Dec082007
@ Mount Marty
Jan162007
@ Northwestern
Nov182006
@ Mount Marty
Feb232006
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb182006
@ Northwestern
Jan182006
@ Mount Marty

About MM

Located in Yankton, S.D., Mount Marty College is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

Tourney info.

GPAC Quarterfinals
Wed, Feb 20 - Wed, Feb 20
Venue:Bultman Center
Location:Orange City, Iowa
12Final
MM (16-13)323163
NWC (21-6)454489

Women's Basketball Advances to GPAC Semifinal

Eighth-ranked Northwestern led wire to wire and defeated Mount Marty 89-63 in the quarterfinals of the GPAC women's basketball tournament. Northwestern won its seventh straight game to improve to 22-6 overall and advances to its eighth consecutive GPAC semifinal. 

Kendra De Jong recorded her sixth straight double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead Northwestern. De Jong passed Jaime (Woudstra) Meyer for fourth place all-time in career points (2,280) with a free throw with 3:30 left to play, her final point of the game. 

The game was tied at two but Northwestern proceeded to go on an 11-3 run to open up a 13-5 lead. After Mount Marty cut it to five (20-15), the Red Raiders began a 16-3 run, scoring three straight lay-ups by De Jong, Cassidy Breon and Alli Dunkelberger. Taylor Forsch shot the Lancers's back in the game, making three straight three-pointers to trigger an 11-0 run to get her team back to within seven (36-29). Northwestern closed the half with a 9-3 run to take a 45-32 lead into the break. 

Northwestern managed to hold on to its double-digit advantage throughout the second half, pushing its lead to 20 at the 10-minute mark. 

The Red Raiders shot 58% for the game and had five players score in double figures. Paige O'Neal reached double figures for the second straight game with 12 points while Samantha Kleinsasser, Karen Hutson and Alli Dunkelberger all scored 10. Northwestern used a huge 48-21 advantage on the glass, pulling down 13 offensive rebounds leading to 16 second-chance points. De Jong pulled down 16 and Kleinsasser added eight. 

Mount Marty shot 36% for the game and was led by Forsch who closed out her career with 27 points, going 6-for-12 from beyond the arc. Brittany Little scored 10 and pulled down three rebounds. 

Northwestern travels to Seward, Neb. to play seventh-ranked and second-seed Concordia at 3:00pm in the GPAC semifinals.

 

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