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Bergh breaks school record in DWU's 125-102 win over NWU

LINCOLN, Neb.--Saturday was a memorable night for Trae Bergh. The senior Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball guard broke a school record for most 3-pointers in a game (12) and led his team to a 125-102 win over Nebraska Wesleyan Universit...

LINCOLN, Neb.-Saturday was a memorable night for Trae Bergh.

The senior Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball guard broke a school record for most 3-pointers in a game (12) and led his team to a 125-102 win over Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.

Bergh scored a career-high 45 points in the win, converting 12-of-18 shots from beyond the arc.

"I think that anyone would be lucky to do that if they did that in an open gym free for all on a Sunday afternoon," DWU head coach Matt Wilber said. "He just flat out was so big-time today. He had a lot of open ones, but there was a lot of tough shots that he hit. The only disappointing thing tonight was that our Corn Palace crowd wasn't there to witness it. I wish our fans could have seen how great he was."

When Bergh looked at the box score, he said he was shocked to see 45 points and 12 3-pointers next to his name.

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"I was confident in my abilities, but I never thought I could do something like this," Bergh said. "I just stepped up and hit some shots. My guys found me when I was open and I just knocked them down. I was going with the feel of the game."

DWU shot 62.2 percent from the floor, while NWU shot 55.7 percent.

"I don't even know what to say about that game," Wilber said. "It's like the ball went in every time one of our guys shot it."

In addition to Bergh's scoring output, Jade Miller had 30 points on a 13-of-18 shooting performance, Tate Martin had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, Trae Vandeberg scored 13 points and added eight assists, while Terrell Newton racked up 11 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

Trey Bardsley had 32 points for NWU, while Travis Giesselmann racked up 31.

DWU (6-2) takes on Mount Marty College at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

Dakota Wesleyan University 125 (6-2, 2-0 GPAC)

Terrell Newton 5-7 0-0 11, Trae Bergh 14-20 12-18 45, Tate Martin 5-8 0-0 12, Jade Miller 13-18 3-4, Trae Vandeberg 4-10 2-2 13, Jordan Marquardt 1-1 0-0 3, Brady Wohler 2-7 2-3 7, Jon Harmening 1-1 0-0 2, Jason Spicer 1-1 0-0 2, Coby Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Kellen Barden 0-1 0-0 0, Jesse Taylor 0-0 0-0 0 TOTALS 46-74 12-16 125

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Nebraska Wesleyan University 102 (2-2, 0-1 GPAC)

Blake Ruiz 1-4 0-0 2, Travis Giesselmann 11-20 3-5 31; Trey Bardsley 13-21 0-0 32, Max Cook 2-4 0-0 4, Keithan Karn 4-6 1-1 11, Paul Newby 0-0 0-0 0, Christian Clinton 0-1 0-0 0, Trevor Leiting 2-4 0-0 5, Cole Klingsporn 1-1 2-2 4, Cooper Anthony 0-1 0-0 0, Cooper Cook 5-8 0-0 13 TOTALS 39-70 6-8 102

Halftime score: DWU 59, NWU 49. Three point goals: DWU 21-34 (Bergh 12, Newton 1, Martin 2, Miller 1, Vandeberg 3, Marquardt 1, Wohler 1), NWU 18-34 (Giesselmann 6, Bardsley 6, Karn 2, Leiting 1, Cook 3); Rebounds: DWU 36 (Bergh 7, Miller 7), NWU 28 (Bardsley 4, Giesselmann 4, Karn 4, Cook 4); Assists: DWU 31 (Martin 10), NWU 19 (Bardsley 7)

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