The Northwestern men could not find a win against 13th-ranked Briar Cliff in a non-conference game Tuesday night and lost 88-77. The Raiders’ record is 2-2 for the year.
Sophomore Stu Goslinga led the Raiders with 18 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Junior Walker Seim put in 12 points and sophomores Mike Vorwald and Daniel Van Kalsbeek added 11. Senior Ryan Hoogeveen broke double digits with 10 points also.
Sophomore Ben Miller added four assists to lead the Raiders. NW shot 44 percent from the field on the night.
In Saturday’s game against Valley City State, N.D., NW won 94-83. Seim led the charge with 17 points and nine boards. Van Kalsbeek put in 16. Junior Ryan Stock and senior Brent Dunkelberger both pitched in off the bench with 12 points. Hoogeveen added 10 points and nine boards. Sophomore Matt Huseman hauled in seven boards off the bench as well.
The Raiders dominated the glass, 47-24, and shot 50 percent on the afternoon.
In last Friday’s game against 22nd-ranked Jamestown, N.D., a stagnant second-half NW offense wasn’t able to keep up with the hot shooting of the Jimmies, and they lost 64-80.
The Raiders were only down by four at half, but Jamestown shot 61 percent from behind the arc and 48 percent from the field. NW shot 38 percent from the field and 13 percent from 3-point range on the game. Van Kalsbeek (18), Dunkelberger (12), Hoogeveen (10) and Miller (10) were the leading scorers for NW. Miller added 10 boards.
The Raiders will play at home in the Pizza Ranch Classic on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.