NSU MBB Team Splits Opening Weekend Action in MO

ST. JOSEPH, MO (NSUWolves.com) –

FRIDAY

(RV) NSU

(#1) NW MO State 81-78

[in St. Joseph, MO]

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern trailed 35-31 at the half and out-scored Northwest MO 47-46 in the second
  • The Wolves shot 51.0% from the floor, 46.2% from the 3-point line, and 73.7% from the foul line in the game
  • They recorded a game high 19 assists, as well as 23 rebounds, four steals, and three blocks
  • NSU hit a game high 12 from beyond the arc and scored 28 points in the paint, 18 points off the bench, 14 fast break points, and ten points off turnovers
  • Both teams recorded five second chance points and the Wolves gave up 11 points off 12 turnovers
  • Five Wolves scored in double figures in the game, led by Sam Masten with 21
  • In addition, all double figure scorers shot 50.0% or better from the floor
  • Josh Dilling led the team off the bench with 13 points and Augustin Reede scored all 12 of his points from beyond the arc

 

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sam Masten: 21 points, 55.6 FG%, 7 rebounds, 7 assists
  • Jordan Belka: 13 points, 50.0 FG%, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks
  • Josh Dilling: 13 points, 55.6 FG%, 2 assists
  • Augustin Reede: 12 points, 80.0 3FG%, 3 rebounds
  • Trey Longstreet: 10 points, 66.7 FG%, 3 assists

NW MO STATS

  • Diego Bernard 21p, 5r; Daniel Abreu 19p; Bennett Stirtz 17p, 6r, 3s; Luke Waters 11p

 

SATURDAY

(RV) NSU 68-57

MO Western

[in St. Joseph, MO]

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Wolves scored 28 points in the first and 40 in the second, shooting 39.7% from the floor in the win
  • The two teams traded the lead seven times with neither squad leading by more than four points in the first half
  • The Wolves pulled away in the second half, shooting 41.9% from the floor and holding the Griffons to a field goal percentage of 37.5
  • Northern tallied a game high 32 rebounds, 15 assists, and ten steals
  • NSU knocked down 11 from beyond the arc and scored 25 points off turnovers, 22 points in the paint, 15 points off the bench, and 11 second chance points
  • Three Northern State Wolves scored in double figures, led by Sam Masten for the second straight night with 24

 

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sam Masten: 24 points, 69.2 FG%, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
  • Josh Dilling: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
  • Jacksen Moni: 11 points, 4 assists, 1 block
  • Jordan Belka: 9 points, 50.0 FG%, 4 rebounds, 4 assists

MO WESTERN STATS

  • Taye Fields 19p, 8r; Will Eames 13p, 7r; Julius Dixon 11p, 7r; Zion Swader 10p