Muskies' First-Half Run Proves Too Much For Warriors

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - A 19-0 first-half run by host Lakeland overshadowed a hot start from the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team as the Muskies defeated the Warriors 91-76 Tuesday night at the Moose and Dona Woltzen Gymnasium.

WHERE THEY STAND

  • The Warriors fell to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the NACC, while the Muskies improved to a perfect 5-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Warriors jumped out in front quickly 10-2 at the 17:37 mark after Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) scored 10 of his team's first 12 points.
  • WLC led 16-10 before the Muskies rattled off 19 unanswered points over six-plus minutes to take a 29-16 lead.
  • Lakeland built its lead up to a game-high 22 points at 45-23 with 2:26 left before halftime before heading into the break in front 47-28.
  • The Muskies maintained a second-half lead of at least 14 points through the first 11:24 of the half before they again pushed their lead to a game-high 22 points at 75-53 with 8:22 left to play.
  • Trailing by 17 points with 5:46 remaining, the Warriors used a 10-2 run to close within nine points, but couldn't get any closer.
  • An 11-4 Muskies run put the game away as the final score read 91-74.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Warriors shot 38.9 percent for the game, a chilly 26.2 percent in the first half before turning around with a 56.7 percent performance in the second.
  • The Muskies finished at 51.5 percent for the game, an even 50 percent in the first half and an even better 53.6 percent in the final stanza.
  • Jarnigo led all scorers with 26 points to go along with a game-best eight rebounds, while Nate Siemers (Nicollet, Minn./Minnesota Valley Lutheran) added 18 points and seven boards.
  • Kurt Jansen and Eric Nygaard paced two other Muskies players who reached double-figures with 18 points apiece.
  • WLC edged LC on the glass, 41-39, including 18-12 on the offensive end.
  • Lakeland controlled points in the paint, 52-32.

UP NEXT

  • Wisconsin Lutheran remains on the road Thursday when it travels to Fond du Lac for a matchup with the defending conference champion Marian Sabres (3-2, 2-0 NACC). Links to live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com.