Warriors Dominate Paint In Triumph Over Stars

Warriors Dominate Paint In Triumph Over Stars

MILWAUKEE - Jim Marose (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) scored a career-high 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting to propel the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team to an 80-67 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference victory over Dominican Tuesday night at the Recreation Complex. Marose's 90.9 percent shooting for the game matched the program record set by Kon Knueppel in 1996.  


  • The Warriors earned their first NACC victory to improve to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while the Stars remained winless at 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the NACC.


  • WLC grabbed the lead on a dunk by Marose on its opening possession and never trailed in the contest.
  • Marose scored nine points to help WLC dart out to a 13-1 lead less than four minutes into the game.
  • Later in the half, the Warriors used a 14-2 run to push the lead to a game-high 25 points at 42-17 with 5:19 to play in the opening half. 
  • WLC carried a 50-30 advantage into the break. Marose scored 15 and Kyle Stelse (Jefferson, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) added 10 in the first half.
  • The Stars opened the second half on an 8-0 run as they began to chip away at the deficit. The Warriors' lead was cut all the way down to five at 65-60 with 5:52 remaining following a 15-3 surge by Dominican.
  • Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) drilled a three-pointer on the next possession to halt the run. After leading by six with 4:42 to play, WLC closed the game on a 9-2 run.


  • Marose grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a team-high five assists in addition to his game-high 26 points. Stelse and Brett Lubbe (Las Vegas, Nev./Faith Lutheran) scored 13 points apiece, and Lubbe also snared a game-high eight rebounds and led the Warriors with three steals. Jarnigo notched eight points and pulled down five rebounds.
  • Josh Mayberry led Dominican with 22 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and four steals. Quinn Pokora supplied 16 points.
  • The Warriors shot a red-hot 75.9 percent (22-of-29) in the opening half and out-shot the Stars 61.2 percent to 46.2 percent for the game. WLC's field goal percentage was the fourth-best in a single game in school history. 
  • WLC out-rebounded Dominican 35-16, held a 12-0 advantage in second-chance points, and dominated points in the paint 40-20. 


  • Wisconsin Lutheran will hit the road for a non-conference game at Bethany Lutheran (0-3) Saturday at 2 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available on wlcsports.com.