WATERTOWN, Wis. - Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) led the Warriors with 24 points and two other players scored in double-figures as the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team collected its first victory of the season in a 69-55 non-conference road win over Maranatha Thursday.
WHERE THEY STAND
- The non-conference win moves the Warriors to 1-1, while the Sabercats drop to 1-2 on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Warriors never trailed by more than three in the contest.
- The teams traded leads throughout the first half, with WLC going on a five-point run to lead 16-11 with 12:37 remaining in the half. Maranatha then closed the gap to take a 19-16 lead at the 9:37 mark.
- The Warriors' lead increased to as much as eight, with WLC taking a 35-28 lead at the break.
- The Sabercats scored the opening bucket of the second half but then the Warriors went on an 11-0 run spurred by Jarnigo and Brett Lubbe (Las Vegas, Nev./Faith Lutheran) to put the game away.
- The WLC lead increased to as many as 22 points as it led 57-35 with 9:57 remaining.
- Maranatha went on a late run to cut the Warriors' lead to 65-55 with a minute and half to go, but Wisconsin Lutheran closed out with free throws to win 69-55.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Jarnigo scored 24 points on 7-of-18 shooting, including going 9-of-10 from the line. Alec Breazeale (Clackamas, Ore./Clackamas) added 13 points and nine rebounds, Lubbe supplied 11 points and a game-high three steals, and Jim Marose (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) notched seven points and 10 boards.
- David Wenthold led the Sabercats with 12 points and four rebounds. Clayton Morrison added six rebounds, and a trio of Sabercats added seven points apiece.
- The shooting was almost even, as WLC shot 40.4 percent (23-of-57) compared to Maranatha's 36.9 percent (24-for-65).
- The Warriors improved at the free throw line, going 19-of-22 from the stripe (86.4 percent), while the Sabercats were just 1-for-3 (33.3 percent) from the charity stripe.
- WLC out-rebounded Maranatha 47-32 and held them to 23.1 percent (6-for-26) shooting from beyond the arc.
- The Warriors will open up conference play Saturday vs. Edgewood (0-2) at 2 p.m. at the Recreation Complex. Live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com.