ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Midland University had their three-game winning streak come to a halt as they fell to No. 9 Northwestern College 92-72 on Saturday afternoon. Midland is now 14-15 (9-10 GPAC) on the season and remain in sixth place as the regular season winds down. Northwester remains in the hunt for the second place as their record improves to 20-6 (15-3 GPAC).
The Warriors stayed within striking distance early as they trailed by just five points, 25-20, after the first ten minutes of play. The Red Raiders though would go on a 17-4 run to end the second period and take a 49-33 lead into halftime.
In the second half Midland played even with Northwestern again as the teams both scored 20 points in the third before the Red Raiders edged the Warriors by four in the fourth.
Joelle Overkamp scored a game-high 23 points and added a team-high seven rebounds. Megan Kucks added 14 points while dishing out four assists. Amanda Hansen joined them in double-digits with 11 points. The trio combined to go a perfect 16-16 from the foul line.
The Red Raiders had a balanced attack as all five starters and one bench player scored in double figures. Renee Maneman led Northwestern with 17 points.
Up next for Midland is their regular season and home finale against No. 12 Hastings (22-5, 13-5 GPAC). The Warriors and the Broncos will tipoff at 6:00 p.m. inside the Wikert Event Center in Fremont, Nebraska. Midland will be wearing special pink uniforms as part of the Play 4 Kay initiative.