Warriors Fall Short Against 16th-Ranked Eagles

Photo Credit: Jarrod Erbe
Photo Credit: Jarrod Erbe

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) led the Warriors with a game and career-high 24 points, but the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team fell to NACC-leading and 16th-ranked Benedictine 90-78 on Saturday afternoon inside the Recreation Complex.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: No. 16 Benedictine 90, Wisconsin Lutheran 78
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (7-5, 5-3 NACC), Benedictine (10-3, 8-0 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 209

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The reigning national runner-ups started the game on fire, hitting their first five shots from the field and held the early lead at 13-3. 
  • The lid came off the basket for the hosts, and Schieve cut the lead to 15-10 with 13:42 remaining in the opening half.
  • BenU doubled the Warriors up at 30-15 with 7:46 showing on the clock and never let the Warriors get within single digits the rest of the half. 
  • The Eagles went into half leading 46-32. WLC shot 32.4 percent from the field, compared to Benedictine's 51.6 percent.
  • WLC caught fire early in the second half and cut the Eagles' lead to just six points after a quick 8-0 spurt. 
  • The Warriors trailed 65-57 with 11:44 remaining in regulation, but BenU quickly got the lead back to double digits, which it would keep the rest of the game and opened up its largest lead of 17 points with 4:35 left.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Schieve led all scorers with 24 points and eight assists. Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards. Tyler de Young (Waupun, Wis./Central Wisconsin Christian) contributed 12 points and seven rebounds, and Chase Nowak (Milwaukee, Wis./St. Francis) added 11 points.
  • The Warriors shot 45.6 percent from the floor (31-for-68), but struggled from the charity stripe, making just 11 of 22 free throws. 
  • Benedictine shot 52.5 percent (25-for-64) from the field and made 12 shots from behind the arc. 
  • WLC won the battle of the boards 40-35 and dominated the paint, out-scoring BenU 44-30.
  • The Eagles were led by Adam Reynolds with 22 points and Tahron Harvey with 20 points and nine rebounds. Michael Blaszczyk added 18 points and Brayden Olson contributed 12 points of the Eagles' bench.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors start a busy three-game week on Tuesday when they play host to Lakeland (4-7, 3-5 NACC) at the Recreation Complex. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Muskies are coming off an 81-76 victory over Dominican on Saturday afternoon. Links to live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.