The women’s basketball team got off to a fast start and never looked back in a convincing 91-48 victory over Dana on Saturday, February 6.
Northwestern shot 60.3 percent from the field, led by junior Becca Hurley and freshman Kendra DeJong, who scored 14 points each, and senior Randa Hulstein who added 13 points. Hurley added eight rebounds and five assists, while Hulstein added seven rebounds and four assists.
On Wednesday, the Red Raiders claimed a narrow 87-83 victory over Morningside to extend their winning streak to five games. Two Raiders registered double-doubles in the game. Hurley scored an impressive 31 points, pulled down ten rebounds and dished out seven assists. DeJong added 20 points and ten rebounds. Sophomore Val Kleinjan and Hulstein netted 15 and ten points, respectively and Hulstein had three blocks.
The victory over the 12th-ranked Mustangs improves NW’s record to 22-3, 13-2 in the GPAC. The Raiders moved up to fourth place in the NAIA rankings this week and will take on top-rated Hastings on Saturday, February 13, at 2 p.m.