Warriors Drop NACC Road Opener At CUW

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MEQUON, Wis. (WLCSports.com) – Andrew Bruggink (Brookfield, Wis.) scored a career-high 26 points but the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team fell short in its first conference road game of the season, falling to Concordia Wisconsin 93-78 inside the R. John Buuck Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.

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  • Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 93, Wisconsin Lutheran 78
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (3-3, 1-1 NACC), Concordia Wisconsin (2-2, 2-0 NACC)
  • Location: R. John Buuck Fieldhouse, Mequon, Wis.

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  • Bruggink started off hot as he scored five of the first 10 points as the Warriors held an early 10-7 lead with 17:07 remaining in the first half.
  • The Falcons held WLC scoreless for the next seven minutes as CUW jumped out to a 22-10 advantage halfway through the first half.
  • Mack Knueppel (Jackson, Wis.) connected on a trio of free throws to trim the deficit to 31-27 with 6:34 left in the first half.
  • Concordia Wisconsin took a 42-33 lead with 1:50 left before halftime but WLC held them scoreless for the remainder of the half and trailed 42-38 at the break.
  • The Warriors scored just two points in a six-minute window as CUW took a 60-49 lead with 12:39 left in regulation.
  • WLC trimmed the deficit to under double-digits with 5:25 left as the Falcons led 74-65.
  • A pair of free throws from Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis.) with 3:25 left in the game cut the Falcon lead to 81-73.
  • Concordia Wisconsin never let the deficit get any closer as it held onto the conference victory by a final of 93-78.

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  • Bruggink led all scorers with a career-high 26 points, while adding four rebounds and five assists.
  • Knueppel tallied 17 points, six assists, and five rebounds and Caleb Goldstein (Fond du Lac, Wis.) was the third Warrior to reach double figures with 10 points.
  • Kennedy collected a game-high 10 rebounds.
  • The Warriors were held to a season-low 39.4 percent (26-of-66) shooting.
  • The Green and White did convert all 14 of their free throw attemps and made a season-high 12 three-pointers. 
  • WLC also held a 35-29 advantage on the glass.

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  • Jake Jurss scored 22 points for the Falcons and Andrew Fratzke added 21.
  • Josh Hau poured in 18 points.
  • Concordia Wisconsin shot 58.6 percent (34-of-58) from the floor and forced 16 turnovers.
  • CUW out-scored WLC 48-14 on points in the paint.

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  • The Warriors remain on the road Wednesday when they face cross-town NACC rival MSOE (6-0, 2-0 NACC) inside the Kern Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Raiders defeated Marian 76-64 Saturday afternoon. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.