HASTINGS, Neb. – Coming off a big win to end 2017, Midland University was unable to keep the momentum going as they fell to Hastings College 82-76 on Wednesday night. The Warriors have now split their last ten games and their record stands at 10-7 overall and 3-5 GPAC.
The two teams played an even first half as they went to the locker rooms knotted at 38-38. After Midland jumped out to a 5-0 lead Hastings took the lead at the 15:05 mark and held on to their lead, expanding it to as many as 9 points, before a Reggie Gradwell free throw tied the game just before the teams left the court.
After the break Midland once again grabbed the lead but it was short lived as the Broncos recaptured it minutes later at the 17:15 mark and would not relinquish it the rest of the way. Midland pulled within a basket a few times down the stretch but each time Hastings responded.
Ryan Williams pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the team but was held in check with just 8 points. Gradwell also added 8 points in the loss.
Up next for Midland will be a matchup with No. 11 Northwestern (15-2, 5-2 GPAC). The two teams will square off at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be at Wikert Event Center in Fremont, Nebraska on January 6th.
HASTINGS, Neb. – Midland University dropped their fourth straight game on Wednesday night as they fell 72-54 to No. 16 Hastings College. The Warriors were able to stay within striking distance in the first quarter but went on a slump in the second in the loss. Midland’s record drops to 8-10 overall and 3-5 in GPAC play.
The Broncos led wire to wire as they scored the game’s first five points. After the early challenge from Midland they pushed their lead to 34-21 at halftime and then it swelled to as many as 28 points in the third quarter.
Madison Severson led the Warriors in scoring with 18 points. She added four rebounds as well as an assist, steal and block. Joelle Overkamp, who came into as Midland’s leading scorer averaging 18 points a game, was held to just 9 points on 4-17 shooting. She did manage to lead the team with 10 rebounds.
The schedule doesn’t lighten up for Midland as they host No. 18 Northwestern on Saturday, January 6th. The Warriors and Red Raiders will tipoff at 2:00 p.m. at Wikert Event Center in Fremont, Nebraska.