Second-Half Surge Lifts Warriors Over Raiders

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE ( - Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) recorded his ninth double-double of the season and the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team used a 15-1 second-half run to earn a crucial 67-63 NACC win over crosstown foe MSOE on Tuesday night inside the Recreation Complex.


  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 67, MSOE 63
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (11-9, 8-7 NACC), MSOE (8-10, 7-7 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 182


  • MSOE jumped out to a 9-2 lead over the Warriors almost four minutes into the game. The seven-point margin was the Raiders' largest lead of the contest, as neither team could gain much separation in a first half that featured eight ties and six lead changes.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran grabbed its first lead of the game at 16-14 during a stretch of seven straight points from Chase Nowak (Milwaukee, Wis./St. Francis). WLC never led by more than three points in the opening period as the teams went into halftime with the score knotted at 33-33.
  • Collin Seubert scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting in the first half for MSOE, which shot 53.8 percent (14-for-26). Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) and Nowak paced the Warriors with 12 and 11 points, respectively, as the hosts shot 48.1 percent (13-for-27).
  • The Raiders erased a four-point deficit in the second half with a 10-0 run for a 48-42 lead over the Warriors with 9:27 remaining. Wisconsin Lutheran responded with a 15-1 run over the next four minutes to take a lead it was never relinquish. 
  • WLC led by as many as nine points with just under three minutes left and MSOE would come no closer than four points the rest of the way.


  • Collin Kennedy led the Warriors with 20 points and 14 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season. Schieve also netted 20 points to go along with five assists and three steals. Nowak was the third Warrior to reach double-figures with 17 points. Christian Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) tied a season-high with nine points on a trio of three-pointers.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran finished the game shooting 43.6 percent (24-for-55), including seven percentage points better than MSOE in the second half. The Raiders cooled off in the second half and concluded the contest with a 41.7 percent (25-for-60) performance.
  • The Warriors out-rebounded the Raiders 39-34 and owned a 12-2 advantage in second-chance points. Despite one more turnover than MSOE, WLC also out-scored the visitors 18-11 in points off turnovers.
  • Seubert finished with 26 points to lead the Raiders, but was held to just five in the second half. Jason Palesse added 12 points.
  • The win vaults the Warriors into fourth place in the NACC standings with five conference games remaining.


  • Wisconsin Lutheran travels to No. 18 Benedictine (16-4, 14-1 NACC) on Saturday for a 4:15 p.m. tip-off. The Eagles won their fifth straight game tonight over Aurora, 103-76. Links to live stats and video will be available for the game at