|Coe College 8-14, 4-9 IIAC||38||32||7||77|
|Nebraska Wesleyan 16-6, 10-4 IIAC||42||28||18||88|
|Feb. 8, 2017|
|Lincoln, Neb. - Snyder Arena|
|Coe College||Indv. Leaders||Nebraska Wesleyan|
|2 Players (#15,#21) - 13||Points||#12 Schimonitz, Nate - 25|
|#15 Vonderhaar, Matt - 7||Rebounds||#30 Cook, Cooper - 10|
|#20 Haaland, Trevor - 4||Assists||#05 Ruiz, Blake - 6|
|Coe College||Team Statistics||Nebraska Wesleyan|
|43.7% (31 - 71)||Field Goals %||50.8% (31 - 61)|
|29.6% (8 - 27)||3 Point Field Goals %||17.6% (3 - 17)|
|43.8% (7 - 16)||Free Throws||82.1% (23 - 28)|
|12||2nd Chance Pts||9|
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska Wesleyan opened overtime on an 11-3 run, as the Prairie Wolves beat Coe College 88-77 Wednesday night at Snyder Arena.
The Prairie Wolves led for the first 6:49 until Hunter Pflughaupt (Walker, Iowa/North-Linn) hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 13-13 with 13:11 left in the first half. Coe took its first lead with 11:06 left in the half, as Matt Meyer (Mason City, Iowa/Mason City) hit a layup and 3-pointer for Coe. A layup by Matt Vonderhaar (Bettendorf, Iowa/Assumption) gave Coe a 23-21 lead with 8:18 left in the first half before the Prairie Wolves went on a 15-3 run in the next 4:32, taking a 36-26 lead on a jumper by Jack Hiller with 3:31 left in the half. Coe outscored Nebraska Wesleyan 12-6 in the final 3:09, as Vonderhaar hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the lead to 42-38.
Nebraska Wesleyan used an early 8-4 run in the second half to push the lead to 50-44 with 16:22 to play. A layup by Matt Meyer with 15:27 left started a 9-0 run by the Kohawks, as Vonderhaar gave Coe a 53-50 lead on a layup with 10:59 remaining. Coe would be in the lead for most of the next six minutes until Nebraska Wesleyan went on a 6-2 run to take a 68-66 lead with 2:26 to play. Coe answered with four-straight of its own, as Calvin Winker (Marion, Iowa/Xavier) gave Coe a 70-68 lead on a free throw with :42 left. Nate Schimonitz hit a layup with :29 left to tie the game. Coe's shot at the buzzer was no good, sending the game to overtime.
The Prairie Wolves started the extra frame on an 11-3 run in the first 2:42. Coe cut the lead to 81-74 with 2:00 left, but couldn't get any closer. Ryan Garver hit a layup with :51 left, giving Nebraska Wesleyan the 88-77 victory.
Five Kohawks scored in double figures, led by 13 points from Vonderhaar and Meyer. Nolan Timp (Dubuque, Iowa/Wahlert Catholic) added 11 points, while Winker and Trevor Haaland (Osage, Iowa/Osage) had 10 points each, a new career-high for Winker. Vonderhaar had seven rebounds, while Timp added five. Winker and Meyer each had four boards, tying a career-high for Winker. Haaland and Winker had four and three assists respectively, while Marshall Shedeck (Oxford Junction, Iowa/North Cedar) and Meyer had a pair each. Shedeck became the fourth player in school history to record 30 blocks or more in multiple seasons.
Coe was 31-of-71 (43.7%) from the field and 8-of-27 (29.6%) from downtown. The Prairie Wolves were 31-of-61 (50.8%) from the floor and 3-of-17 (17.6%) beyond the arc. Coe was 7-of-16 (43.8%) at the free throw line, while Nebraska Wesleyan was 23-of-28 (82.1%) at the charity stripe. Nebraska Wesleyan held a 23-12 advantage in points off turnovers and 24-14 in fast break points.
The Kohawks (8-14, 4-9 IIAC) return to action on Saturday, as they travel to league-leading Buena Vista (14-8, 10-3 IIAC). Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Storm Lake. A link to live video and stats is available at CoeAthletics.com.