MINNEAPOLIS, Minn - The Ram's Women's Basketball team fell at home in the first contest of the 2017-2018 season against fellow NCAA Division III competitor Nebraska Wesleyan. Despite falling behind midway through the first half, the Rams battled back, scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter which was the highest quarter for the Rams all contest. Overall the Rams shot 26.4 percent from the field (14-for-53), while shooting 24 percent beyond the arc (6-for-25) and 75 percent from the free throw line (9-for-12).
The Rams were led offensively by Bethany Shield as she recorded 16 points going 5-for-15 from the field and 2-for-6 from behind the arc. Haley Modahl added eight points on the night while also going a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line. Allison Bulthuis and Haleigh Filer each added five points as well to pace the Rams attack.
Playing without the top two returning scorers from last year's squad in Elizabeth Swanson and Annabelle Morrisroe due to injuries, the Rams did all they could to keep pace with a well rounded Nebraska Wesleyan squad.
NCU will be back in action tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. as they take on Hamline University in a non-conference matchup in Clark Danielson Gymnasium in downtown Minneapolis.