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Tiger men continue hot streak with win over NWU

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team pulled away late to top Nebraska Wesleyan University 77-70 Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

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DWU has won seven of its last eight games and moves to 5-5 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (12-8 overall) with the win over the Prairie Wolves (9-7, 4-7 GPAC), who topped DWU earlier this season in Sioux Falls.

Junior forward Jalen Voss led the Tigers with a game-high 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting, while adding six rebounds and two blocks.

Mitchell native Jade Miller scored 20 points off the bench for DWU, including making 3-of-4 shots from three-point range. Luke Bamberg had a double-double for the Tigers, finishing with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

As a team, DWU shot 27-of-53 from the field and 9-of-25 from behind the three-point line. The Tigers outrebounded NWU 39-24.

Eric Jackson led the Prairie Wolves with 21 points, while Trevor Johnson added 18.

DWU returns home to play Briar Cliff at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Dakota Wesleyan 77

Nebraska Wesleyan 70

DWU (12-8, 5-5 GPAC)

Luke Bamberg 3-5 3-4 10; Jalen Voss 12-18 5-8 29; Trae Bergh 3-7 0-0 9; Kris Menning 2-8 2-2 8; Tate Martin 0-2 0-0 0; Sawyer Gibson 0-0 1-2 1; Jade Miller 7-10 3-3 20; Stephen Lee 0-3 0-0 0; Totals 27-53 14-19 77.

NWU (9-7, 4-7 GPAC)

Trevor Johnson 8-14 2-4 18; Tim Schweitzer 6-9 0-0 12; Jonah Bradley 3-10 0-0 8; Trey Bradley 1-4 0-1 2; Eric Jackson 7-12 2-2 21; Casey Wiens 2-3 0-0 5; Byron Thompson 0-2 0-0 0; Nick Stine 0-0 0-0 0; Trent Scheitel 2-7 0-0 4; Totals 29-61 4-7 70.

Halftime: DWU 31-30. 3-point field goals: DWU 9-25 (Bergh 3, Miller 3), NWU 8-22 (Jackson 5). Rebounds: DWU 39 (Bamberg 11, Bergh 8), NWU 24 (Johnson 7). Assists: DWU 17 (Bergh 5), NWU 15 (Bradley 4). Steals: DWU 2, NWU 1. Turnovers: DWU 12 (Bamberg 3, Martin 3), NWU (Johnson 3). Personal fouls: DWU 14, NWU 18. Fouled out: none.

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