MITCHELL, S.D. | The only thing chillier than the weather was Morningside College’s women’s basketball team.
Sixth-ranked Morningside was limited to 28.6 percent shooting during Wednesday night’s 82-58 Great Plains Athletic Conference loss to No. 9 Dakota Wesleyan at the Corn Palace. Coach Jamie Sale’s squad made just one of nine field goal attempts in the final five minutes of the first quarter.
Mady Maly’s jump shot with 5:37 left in the first frame gave Morningside a 12-12 tie. Dakota Wesleyan went on an 11-3 run to take a 23-15 lead then saw the Mustangs shoot 21.4 percent in the second quarter.
Madison Braun led Morningside (13-5, 6-2 GPAC) with 24 points on 6 of 19 shooting. Fellow starters Sierra Mitchell and Sydney Hupp added nine and eight points, respectively.
Amber Bray paced Dakota Wesleyan (14-3, 6-2) with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
Second-ranked Concordia (16-0, 8-0) will host Morningside on Saturday.