The #13 ranked Women’s Basketball team couldn’t come out on top Friday, losing to Northwestern (Iowa) 89-77.
A game that was due to be interesting from the opening tip, was as advertised. Though it was the Red Raiders who came out victorious. Ending a 20-game home winning streak for the Trojans. Handing them their first home loss since Jan. 2, 2022. Dakota State falls to 8-4 overall after the loss.
DSU came out aggressive and began with a 5-0 start, which was their largest and only lead of the game. NWC countered with a 20-9 response and won the opening quarter 20-14 and never looked back. They led by as many as 12 in the game.
Part of the Red Raiders advantage came by way of second chase points, winning in that department 13-5. The Trojans struggled to take care of the basketball against Northwestern. Their 22 turnovers is tied for the second most turnovers in a game by the Trojans this season.
Emily TerWee led the way for the Red Raiders with a 28-point & 12-rebound double-double. She was one of three players with 15+ points. Including teammates Hali Anderson with 19 points and Maddie Jones who added 16. The Red Raiders shot 52.3% from the field and 50% from deep.
Dakota State finished 47.7% from the field and 33.3% from three. The Trojans struggled shooting in the first half, going just 35.7% from the field and 16.7% from deep. Eight of the 10 made threes for DSU came in the second half. It was mainly the turnovers and strong start from NWC that did them in.
Savannah Walsdorf led the way tonight for the Trojans with 18 points on a very efficient night. Going 7-for-9 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. Adding to the scoring with double figures was Angela Slattery with 17 points, all of which came in the second half after beginning the game 0-for-4 from the field. She went 7-for-11 in the second half to spearhead the Trojans comeback attempt. Tabor Teel started in place of Lilli Mackley and posted a double-double with 12 points and 13 assists.
The Trojans play again on Monday in the DSU Fieldhouse at 6pm against Morningside (Iowa) and look to end their two game skid.