Gartner, Schulz Out-Shine Stars En Route To 10th Straight Win

Photo Credit: WLC Athletic Communications
Photo Credit: WLC Athletic Communications

MILWAUKEE - Maggie Gartner (Springdale, Ark./Har-Ber) scored a career-high 21 points and Kristen Schulz (Safford, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) recorded her second triple-double of the season as the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team defeated Dominican 79-48 Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Complex.

WHERE THEY STAND

  • Wisconsin Lutheran won its 10th straight game to maintain its first-place lead in the NACC at 11-3 overall and 9-1 in conference play. Dominican dropped its fifth-straight game to fall to 1-15 overall and remained winless in the league at 0-11.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Stars netted the first three-pointer of the contest and led 4-2 before the Warriors jumped in front.
  • Leading 15-10, WLC proceeded to go on a 26-6 run to end the first half with the score reading 41-16.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran shot 51.9 percent (14-for-27) in the first half, while Dominican was held to just 20 percent (6-for-30).
  • Gartner scored 15 of her 21 points in the opening period on 6-for-9 shooting.
  • The Warriors broke the game wide open midway through the second half when they held their largest lead of the night of 42 points after a 22-4 run with 12:32 remaining.
  • Dominican cut its deficit down to 31 points late in the second half.
  • WLC went 48.3 percent (14-for-29) from the floor in the final half, while DU improved at 34.3 percent (12-for-35).

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Schulz recorded her second triple-double of the season with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks in just 20 minutes of action.
  • Gartner, Schulz, and Christel Frey (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) combined for 44 of the Warriors' 79 points.
  • The Forest Green and White shot an even 50 percent (28-for-56) for the game, the sixth time in their last seven games of shooting 50 percent or better.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran blocked a season-high 12 shots.
  • The Warriors dominated in transition and points in the paint, out-scoring Dominican 12-0 and 46-26, respectively.
  • WLC was held to a season-low 18.2 percent (2-for-11) from three-point range.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran extended its homecourt winning streak versus conference opponents to 33 straight games. WLC has won at least 10 consecutive games for the fifth straight season.
  • Sidney Montano led the Stars with 12 points and Allie Tapanes added 11.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors host Lakeland (5-11, 5-7 NACC) Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the REX. The Muskies handed the Warriors their only conference loss earlier this season 69-67 back on December 3. Links to live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com.