SIOUX CITY – Tyler Borchers completed a Morningside comeback with a basket at the buzzer, giving the Mustangs an 84-83 Great Plains Athletic Conference men’s basketball triumph over Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday at Allee Gym.

No. 10 Morningside trailed 64-52 with 13:22 left in the game and was still down 83-77 with 1:30 remaining before scoring the game’s last seven points.

The Mustangs (20-6) remained tied with Briar Cliff for the GPAC lead at 12-4, DWU, meanwhile, slipped to 19-9 and 9-7.

Brody Egger paced a balanced Morningside ledger with 20 points as all five starters reached double figures.

Zach Imig added 19 points, Tyler Borchers 15, Matthew Hahn 14 and Alex Borchers 10.

Dakota Wesleyan’s Jason Spicer had a double-double with 26 points and 10 assists. The Tigers lost despite shooting 55.6 percent from the field. Morningside wound up at 54.2 percent and made 11 of 14 free throws, compared to 4 of 6 for DWU.

DAKOTA WESLEYAN (83)

Trae Vandeberg 4-14 0-1 9, Nygel Drury 4-7 2-2 11, Collin Kramer 2-6 0-0 6, Ty Hoglund 10-15 1-2 24, Jason Spicer 12-17 0-0 26, Tyson Smiley 3-3 1-1 7, Samuel McCloud 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-63 4-6 83.

MORNINGSIDE (84)

Brody Egger 8-12 3-3 20, Zach Imig 7-11 2-2 19, Alex Borchers 5-14 0-0 11, Matthew Hahn 4-7 2-2 14, Tyler Borchers 6-8 3-5 15, Pierce Almond 0-1 0-0 0, Ben Hoskins 0-1 0-0 0, Andrew Semadeni 0-1 0-0 0, Trey Brown 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 32-59 11-14 84.

Halftime – Dakota Wesleyan 47, Morningside 42. 3-point shots – Dakota Wesleyan 9-23 (Vandeberg 1-7, Drury 1-3, Kramer 2-4, Hoglunf 3-6, Spicer 2-2, McCloud 0-1), Morningside 9-22 (Egger 1-2, Imig 3-5, A. Borchers 1-6, Hahn 4-6, Almond 0-1, Hoskins 0-1). Fouled out – None. Rebounds – Dakota Wesleyan 34 (Kramer 13), Morningside 26 (T. Borchers 6). Assists – Dakota Wesleyan 21 (Spicer 10), Morningside 14 (T. Borchers 5). Turnovers – Dakota Wesleyan 11, Morningside 7. Total fouls – Dakota Wesleyan 11, Morningside 13.

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