Hot-Shooting Panthers Top Warriors In Intracity Exhibition

Photo Credit: Larry Radloff,
Photo Credit: Larry Radloff,

MILWAUKEE ( - The Milwaukee Panthers shot over 60 percent from the floor, including 72 percent in the second half, en route to a 103-53 win over the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team Tuesday night inside Panther Arena. The matchup was an exhibition contest for the Warriors against Division I MKE.

  • Final Score: Milwaukee 103, Wisconsin Lutheran 53
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (1-1), Milwaukee (2-1)
  • Location: UWM Panther Arena, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Panthers sprinted out to a 16-0 lead over the Warriors after making seven of their first 11 shots. Sophomore Alex VanCrete (Green Lake, Wis.) put the Warriors on the scoreboard with a three-pointer at the 14:43 mark, the first of seven in the game for WLC, and forced a Milwaukee timeout following a 7-3 scoring spurt.
  • A 20-2 scoring run from UWM gave them a 20-point lead with 7:23 left before halftime and the hosts went into halftime with a 50-19 lead over WLC.
  • Both teams traded baskets through the first media timeout of the second half, but the Panthers continued their hot shooting from the floor as they hit 21 of 29 shots in the second period.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran out-scored Milwaukee 10-7 over a four-minute stretch between the second and third media timeout stoppages, highlighted by a behind-the-back pass from freshman Trevor Stiede (Pulaski, Wis.) to sophomore Drew Bernhagen (Markesan, Wis.) who drilled a three-pointer.
  • UWM finished the game on a 28-12 scoring run over the final eight minutes for their second win on the young season.

  • Stiede led the Warriors with a team-high 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Senior Andrew Bruggink (Brookfield, Wis.) followed with seven points, as 12 different players reached the scoring column for WLC in the exhibition affair.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran was held to 31.7 percent shooting for the game, but hit eight of its 11 free throw attempts.
  • The meeting with Milwaukee marked the third straight season the two teams have faced off.

  • Harrison Henderson scored a game-high 16 points off the bench to pace the Panthers, who connected on 60.9 percent of their shots for the game.

  • The Warriors have a week off before hosting Finlandia (0-3) next Tuesday for their home opener at 7:00 p.m. Live stats and video will be available for the game at