Warriors Flirt With Century Mark In Rout Over Stars

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

RIVER FOREST, Ill. - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team used an impressive 30-0 first-half run en route to claiming a 99-42 road win over Dominican Saturday afternoon at the Igini Sports Forum.

WHERE THEY STAND

  • The Warriors won their sixth straight game improving to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the NACC. Coming off their first win of the season, the Stars dropped to 1-11 overall and remain winless in conference play at 0-7.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Warriors jumped out to a 17-7 lead and scored 30 straight points for a 47-7 lead at the 3:02 mark of the first half.
  • WLC sprinted into halftime with a 55-10 lead following a Cailtin Knueppel (Wauwatosa, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) made three-pointer as time expired.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran shot an impressive 66.7 percent (24-for-36) in the first half, while holding Dominican to just 10 percent (3-for-30).
  • Knueppel scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the first half. Karisa Pedersen (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) had 11 of her 14 for the game in the half, and Maggie Gartner (Springdale, Ark./Har-Ber) scored all 10 of her points in the opening period.
  • No starter played more than seven minutes for the Warriors in the second half as 13 of the 14 players who dressed for the Forest Green and White scored in the game.
  • WLC shot 44.1 percent (15-for-34) in the second half and led by as many as 60 points with just over 30 seconds left.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Warriors shot a season-best 55.7 percent (39-for-70) for the game, their third straight contest of 50 percent or greater.
  • Christel Frey (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) scored 13 points, and Kristen Schulz (Safford, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) had 10 points and 15 rebounds to join Knueppel, Pedersen, and Gartner in double-figures.
  • WLC shot 62.5 percent (10-for-16) from three-point range, a season high.
  • The Warriors tied a season-high with 50 rebounds and dished out a season-best 29 assists.
  • Knueppel is shooting a blistering 74 percent (20-for-27) from three-point range over her last five games.
  • The 99 points scored and 57-point margin is the Warriors' most since their 104-36 win over Mount Mary in their season opener a year ago.
  • Four different players netted eight points apiece to pace the Stars.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors host Benedictine (6-5, 6-0 NACC) Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a battle of the NACC's top two teams. Links to live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com.