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DWU women fall at Hastings

Tigers won first meeting by 27 points on Dec. 3 at the Corn Palace.

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HASTINGS, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball team struggled to get going on offense Friday night, as Hastings College downed the Tigers, 74-50, in a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest at Lynn Farrell Arena.

When the two programs met on Dec. 3 at the Corn Palace, DWU jumped on the Broncos early and rolled to a 69-42 victory. Roles were reversed for the second meeting, with Hastings leading 36-22 at halftime on the way to a comfortable win. Across the second and third quarters, the Broncos outscored the Tigers 45-23.

It was the was second-straight road game where the Tigers were held below 60 points in a loss. DWU has now lost three of its last five contests after a 14-2 start.

Matti Reiner led the Tigers with 13 points and was the only DWU play to reach double figures. Kaylee Kirk added right points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. DWU shot 18 of 66 (27.3%) from the field.

Hastings (10-9, 6-7 GPAC) was paced by Riley Clavel's 14 points and 13 from Allison Bauer off the bench. Five Broncos scored at least eight points.

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DWU (16-5, 8-5 GPAC) is at Doane on Saturday.

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