Turnovers Trouble Warriors In Home Loss To CUC

Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com
Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College turned the ball over a season-high 24 times and saw its first-half lead slip away as the Warriors were defeated by Concordia Chicago 89-85 on Saturday afternoon in NACC action at the Recreation Complex.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Concordia Chicago 89, Wisconsin Lutheran 85
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (3-5, 2-2 NACC), Concordia Chicago (2-2, 2-1 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 239

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Warriors were in control for much of the first half, as CUC never led by more than two points for the first 12 minutes of the period.
  • A 9-0 Wisconsin Lutheran run gave the hosts its largest lead of the game at 26-19 with 6:17 left in the first half.
  • WLC held the lead until 1:25 left before the Cougars took a slim 38-37 lead into halftime.
  • The Warriors began the second half with a 7-2 run to take the lead back.
  • The Cougars broke a 55-55 tie to take the lead for good with 10:50 left in the game.
  • CUC's lead stretched to as many as 13 points with 6:11 left and the Warriors couldn't get much closer until they scored 11 points over the final minute to narrow the deficit to four when the final buzzer sounded.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) paced five Warriors starters in double-figures with a season-high 22 points. Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) was right behind with 21.
  • Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) chipped in 14 and Jim Marose (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) added 11 and 19 rebounds for his fourth double-double and fifth straight double-digit rebound game of the season. Marose's 19 rebounds are not only a career high, but are good for the second-most in a game in program history.
  • Chase Nowak (Milwaukee, Wis./St. Francis) was the fifth Warrior in double-digits with 10 points.
  • The Warriors shot 49.2 percent for the game, while the Cougars went for 44.6 percent.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran dominated the glass 53-29 which led to an 18-5 advantage in second-chance points.
  • WLC committed a season-high 24 turnovers which translated into a 23-4 advantage in points off turnovers for CUC.
  • The Warriors missed 11 free throws and shot below 60 percent from the charity stripe for the fourth time this year.
  • Kylan Anderson dropped in a game-high 30 points to lead four Cougars in double-figures.
  • The win was the Cougars' first in Milwaukee since the 2011-2012 season.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors have off until next Saturday for final exams when they host Rockford (6-3, 3-2 NACC) at 2 p.m. in their final game of the 2015 calendar year. The Regents won at Marian on Saturday, 80-70. WLC will look to avenge a 95-81 loss to RU just a week ago. Live audio, stats, and video will be available for the game at wlcsports.com.