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Northwestern @ Nebraska Wesleyan 2 p.m. Saturday, January 24, Lincoln, NE

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About NWU

Located in Lincoln, NE, Nebraska Wesleyan University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
Women's Basketball At Nebraska Wesleyan This Weekend

Game Time...Northwestern College heads on the road this weekend as they play Nebraska Wesleyan in a conference match-up on Saturday, Jan. 24. Tip-off at the Snyder Arena is scheduled for 2pm. The Red Raiders are currently in seventh place in the GPAC with a 5-6 record, 11-8 overall. Nebraska Wesleyan is in 11th place with an 0-10 conference mark, 2-14 overall. Watch/listen live to the game via the NWU webcast at this link: Follow Now! or listen live to the game via the KSOU broadcast at this link: Listen Now! or follow the live stats here: Live Stats!

All-Time...Northwestern has won 18 straight match-ups against NWU and leads the all-time series 29-8, dating back to the 1999-2000 season. 

Last Time vs Nebraska Wesleyan...A big first half pushed Northwestern to a 102-55 win over Nebraska Wesleyan in a GPAC women's basketball contest played Dec. 6 at the Bultman Center. 

Northwestern opened the game on a 19-3 run and later, outscored Nebraska Wesleyan 22-2 to take a commanding 42-9 lead after a jumper by Paige O'Neal. The Red Raiders led 56-29 at the break, shooting 66% over the first 20 minutes. 

The hosts led by 30 for nearly the entire second half and stretched their advantage to 40 points with eights minutes left to play. 

Northwestern shot 61% for the game and 57% (8-for-14) from beyond the arc. Karen Ettleman scored a game-high 26 points, going 10-for-13 from the field. Paige O'Nealnetted a career-high 20 points and dished out eight assists. Arianne Gesell (11) andKaty Kuiper (10) were also in double figures. The Red Raiders held a big 43-31 advantage on the boards, led by Renee Maneman with seven to go with a game-high nine assists. 

Nebraska Wesleyan shot 32% for the game and was led by Bridge Bucher with 17 points and seven rebounds. The Prairie Wolves slip to 0-3 in the GPAC, 1-6 overall.

Scouting The Wolves...Nebraska Wesleyan is winless in the GPAC with an 0-10 record, 2-14 overall. They have wins over Central (52-49) and Lakeland (69-45), which was on Dec. 31. Since that victory, NWU has dropped five straight, losing to Mount Marty, Hastings, Dordt, Doane and Dakota Wesleyan.

Britni Fett begins her second season as the Nebraska Wesleyan head coach and returns all five starters and nine players off a 2013-14 team that finished 11th in the GPAC with a 1-19 record, 2-23 overall. 

Nebraska Wesleyan ranks 11th in the GPAC in points per game (61), shooting 37% from the field and 30% from the three-point line. Defensively, the Prairie Wolves are giving up 79 points per game and are being outrebounded by a -4 margin.

Felicia TeKolste leads the Wolves in scoring, ranking fourth in the GPAC at 18 points per game. She is second on the team with 15 three-pointers and leads the team in assists (40). Bridget Bucher, an all-conference pick last year, scores 11.3 points per game while Courtney Cook, also an all-conference selection, scores 10 points per game.

Northwestern News and Notes...The Red Raiders are in seventh place in the GPAC, one game in back of Mount Marty and one half game in front of Dakota Wesleyan. They are 5-6 in the conference, 11-8 overall. They are 4-2 over their last six games, earning wins over Avila, Montana State-Northern, Dordt and Dakota Wesleyan, and losing to a pair of teams ranked in the top five, #1 Morningside and #3 Concordia. 

Northwestern averages 75 points per game and leads the GPAC in field goal percentage (45%). They are giving up 71 points per game and are the fifth best rebounding team in the GPAC at +3.

Karen Ettleman leads the GPAC in scoring, averaging 22 points per game. The senior ranks second in the league in field goal percentage (47%) and also leads the team in rebounding (6.0). Paige O'Neal averages 11.4 points per game and is second in the conference with 92 assists. Arianne Gesell averages 8.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, shooting 67% from the field. 

Up Next...Northwestern will host the first of two home games next week on Wednesday, Jan. 28, against Mount Marty at 6pm. 

Renee Maneman

# 15 | Guard
Junior from Fonda, Iowa