RIVER FOREST, Ill. - Head Coach Skip Noon won his 300th career game and four players scored in double-figures as the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team defeated Concordia Chicago 82-70 on Saturday afternoon at Geiseman Gymnasium.
- Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 82, Concordia Chicago 70
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (11-12, 9-9 NACC), Concordia Chicago (5-18, 4-14 NACC)
- Location: Geiseman Gymnasium, River Forest, Ill. | Attendance: 180
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The game started back-and-forth as there were seven ties and six lead changes in the first 10 minutes of the first half.
- An 11-0 Wisconsin Lutheran run gave WLC a 34-27 lead with 4:17 remaining in the first.
- The Warriors went into the half leading 42-37. WLC out-shot Concordia Chicago 46.9 percent (15-for-32) to 39.4 percent (13-for-33). Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) led all scorers in the first half with 15 points.
- WLC gained some separation with an 8-2 run to start the second half, leading 50-39 with 16:44 to play in the contest.
- Concordia Chicago pulled within seven at 57-50 midway through the second half. The Warriors used a 14-2 run to take control of the game and lead by a game-high 19 points, 71-52.
- The lead never went below double-digits, as WLC coasted to an 82-70 victory to keep pace for a spot in the NACC Tournament.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Chase Nowak (Milwaukee, Wis./St. Francis) led all scorers in the game with a career-high 22 points. Collin Kennedy had 21 points and 10 rebounds for his 12th straight game of scoring at least 20 points.
- Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) contributed 17 points, while Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) chipped in 13 and five assists.
- Jim Marose (Waukesha, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) had a game-high 18 rebounds.
- WLC shot 41.3 percent (26-for-63) for the game, while the Cougars shot 36.5 percent (23-for-63) from the floor.
- Wisconsin Lutheran shot 84.8 percent (27-for-32) from the line and its 27 made free-throws are the most makes in a game this season.
- The Warriors converted 14 CUC turnovers into 18 points.
- The Cougars were led by Mike Walmer's 21 points off the bench, with 12 points coming from DeAires Blackwell.
- Head Coach Skip Noon now owns a career coaching record of 300-330 in his 24th season at Wisconsin Lutheran.
- WLC is currently in a four-way tie for fourth place in the NACC.
- Wisconsin Lutheran returns to the Recreation Complex on Wednesday when it hosts Lakeland (13-10, 9-9 NACC) at 7 p.m. In their first matchup of the season back on January 12 in Sheboygan, WLC defeated Lakeland 88-84. The Muskies were defeated Tuesday by MSOE 77-70. Live audio, stats, and video will be available at WLCSports.com.