Women's basketball

Morningside @ Northwestern 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, Orange City, Iowa

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Nov252014
@ Morningside
Mar042014
@ Northwestern
GPAC Championship
Jan222014
@ Morningside
Nov262013
@ Northwestern
Feb262013
@ Morningside
GPAC Championship
Jan162013
@ Morningside
Nov202012
@ Northwestern
Feb252012
@ Morningside
GPAC Tournament
Jan182012
@ Northwestern
Nov222011
@ Morningside
Mar142011
@ Northwestern
NAIA Division II National Tournament
Mar012011
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb092011
@ Northwestern
Dec082010
@ Morningside
Feb102010
@ Northwestern
Dec092009
@ Morningside
Mar162009
@ Morningside
NAIA National Tournament
Mar032009
@ Morningside
GPAC Tournament
Feb182009
@ Northwestern
Nov112008
@ Morningside
Mar172008
@ Morningside
NAIA National Tournament
Mar042008
@ Morningside
GPAC Tournament
Feb202008
@ Morningside
Nov132007
@ Northwestern
Feb242007
@ Morningside
GPAC Tournament
Feb142007
@ Northwestern
Jan032007
@ Morningside
Feb282006
@ Morningside
GPAC Tournament
Feb152006
@ Morningside
Jan042006
@ Northwestern

About MOR

Located in Sioux City, IA, Morningside College is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Red Raiders Host Top-Ranked Morningside

Game Time...Northwestern College plays host to top-ranked Morningside in a key conference match-up Wednesday night, Jan. 21. Tip-off at the Bultman Center is scheduled for 6pm. Northwestern is currently in sixth place in the GPAC with a 5-5 record, 11-7 overall. Morningside is undefeated in the GPAC at 11-0 and a perfect 21-0 overall. Watch/listen live to the game via the NWC webcast at the following link: Watch/Listen Now! or listen live to the game via the KSOU broadcast at this link: Listen Now!

All-Time...Northwestern owns a 28-43 overall record against Morningside and is 4-7 over the last 11 match-ups. Earlier this year, Morningside defeated the Red Raiders 95-62 on November 25 in Sioux City.

Last Time...Morningside went on an early first half run to take control and defeat Northwestern 95-62 in Sioux City. Trailing by four (10-6), Morningside went on a 17-0 run and outscored the Red Raiders 44-17 over the final 13 minutes to take a commanding 50-27 halftime lead. 

Another 16-4 run at the start of the second half pushed the lead to 30 early in the second half and the Mustangs went to earn the 33-point win.

Northwestern shot 40% for the game, 18% (3-for-17) from beyond the arc, and was led by Karen Ettleman with 12 points. Both Paige O'Neal and Arianne Gesell added 10 points each.

Morningside had five players score in double figures, led by Jessica Tietz, who came off the bench to score 16. Madison Braun chipped in 14, including four three-pointers. Morningside held a 44-36 edge on the boards and forced 22 NWC turnovers.

Scouting Morningside...The top-ranked Mustangs are one of two undefeated teams left in NAIA D-II (along with #2 Davenport), owning a perfect 11-0 conference record, 21-0 overall. Most recently, Morningside has wins over Briar Cliff, Dordt, Doane and Hastings, all coming since the new year.

Jamie Sale is in his 14th year as the Mustangs' head coach and has guided his teams to 12 straight NAIA D-II postseason tournaments, winning three (2004, 05, 09). Sale is the winningest coach in the program's history, owning 350 wins and a winning percentage of 77%. He returns four starters and eight players off last year's team that was co-regular season champions (with Northwestern, Concordia and Hastings) and lost in the national quarterfinals to end with a 29-7 overall record.

Morningside is second in the GPAC in both scoring (78.3) and field goal percentage (45%). They average nearly seven three-pointers per game and are shooting 35% from beyond the arc. Defensively, Morningside is near the top in almost every category, leading the league in points given up (58). They have given up fewer than 60 points in 11 games this season. The Mustangs are third in the NAIA with 300 steals.

The Mustangs have one of the more balanced offenses in the NAIA with seven players scoring six-or-more points per game. Taylor Bahensky leads the team at 12.5 points per game and is sixth in the NAIA with 63 steals. Senior Ashlynn Muhl, a two-time all-conference pick, averages 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds per game, shooting 57% from the field. Lexi Ackerman, the GPAC freshman of the year last season, scores 9.4 points per game and leads the team with 73 assists. Madison Braun leads the team with 45 three-pointers and scores nine points per game.

Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders are currently in sixth place in the GPAC with a 5-5 league record, 11-7 overall. They have won four of their last five games, losing only to #3 Concordia on the road, 90-80. Last time out, NWC earned a 61-53 win over Dordt on Jan. 14 to improve its home record to 5-3.

Northwestern ranks fourth in the GPAC in scoring, averaging 76 points per game, while leading the league in field goal percentage (45%), ranking 13th in the NAIA. Defensively, the Red Raiders are giving up 71 points per game and own a +2 advantage on the boards.

Karen Ettleman leads the GPAC in scoring, averaging 22.6 points per game. The senior has scored in double figures in 17 of the 18 games played this season and is just 10 points away from Amy Larson for ninth place all-time in  career scoring. Ettleman leads the team in rebounding (6) and steals (39). Paige O'Neal averages 11.7 points per game and is second in the GPAC with 88 assists. O'Neal is fifth all-time with 408 career assists.

Up Next...Northwestern will head to Lincoln, Neb. to play Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2pm.

Karen Ettleman

# 14 | Guard
Senior from Logan, Iowa

Paige O'Neal

# 10 | Guard
Senior from Hornick, Iowa

Arianne Gesell

# 41 | Post
Junior from Fremont, Neb.