Women's basketball

Northwestern @ Briar Cliff 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, Sioux City, IA


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NAIA D-II National Championship
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About BCC

Located in Sioux City, IA, Briar Cliff University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Match-Up Of Top Ranked Teams Tonight in Sioux City

Game Time...Northwestern College resumes its season tonight as they head to Sioux City, Iowa, to play Briar Cliff in the GPAC opener for both teams. Tip-off for the top 25 match-up is scheduled  for 6pm. Seventh-ranked Northwestern is 3-0 on the year while #12 Briar Cliff is also undefeated with a 4-0 record. Listen live to the game via the KSOU broadcast at the following link: Listen Now! or watch/listen live to the game via the Briar Cliff broadcast: Watch/Listen Now!

All-Time...Northwestern is 47-30 all-time against Briar Cliff and holds an 8-2 advantage over the last 10 match-ups. Last year, the teams split the two games, each winning on its home court. 

Scouting Briar Cliff...12th-ranked Briar Cliff is a perfect 4-0 heading into tonight's GPAC opener, having defeated Olivet Nazarene, Ashford, William Penn and Grand View already this season. 

Mike Power begins his sixth consecutive and 13th overall season as the Chargers' head coach. He is 234-164 all-time and has guided BCU to five national tournaments during his tenure, including three national semifinal appearances. Last year, Briar Cliff finished fourth in the GPAC with a 13-7 record and qualified for the national tournament where they lost to Indiana Wesleyan in the quarterfinals to finish 25-10. Two starters and 11 players return off last year's squad. 

Like Northwestern, Briar Cliff is one of the top scoring teams in the NAIA at 91 points per game. Defensively, BCU is giving up 77 points per game and has forced 120 turnovers (30 per game) this season. 

Junior guard Slone Masters leads the team in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Mattie Murren, one of the returning starters, scores 14.3 points per game and leads the team with 10 three-pointers. Summer Gordon, the other returning starter, averages 11.5 points per game while newcomer Kaylee Blake comes off the bench to score 10.5 points and five rebounds per game. 

Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders are a perfect 3-0 on the season, defeating Grace at home and earning wins over ranked teams, Jamestown and Valley City State, on the road. Last week's game against Dakota State was postponed due to the weather so its been 10 days since the Red Raiders have played. 

Northwestern scores 96 points per game, fourth most in the GPAC and 11th in the NAIA. They lead the GPAC in field goal percentage (47%) and are seventh in the NAIA in rebound margin (+16). Defensively, Northwestern is giving up 54 points per game and holds opponents to just 31% from the field. 

Senior Alli Engebretson ranks second in the league in scoring, averaging 20.3 points per game. She leads the team with 11 three-pointers, shooting 41% from beyond the arc. Junior Karen Hutson puts in 17.7 points per game and shoots a team-best 59% from the field. Samantha Kleinsasser also scores in double figures (15.3) and leads the team with nine rebounds per game. The senior already has two double-doubles this season. Cassidy Breon comes off the bench to score 9.3 points per game. 

Up Next...Northwestern heads on the road this Saturday, Nov. 16 as they face Hastings in another GPAC match-up. 

Samantha Kleinsasser

# 24 | Post
Senior from Huron, S.D.

Alli Engebretson

# 15 | Guard
Senior from Ames, Iowa

Karen Hutson

# 14 | Guard
Junior from Logan, Iowa