Frey Fuels Balanced Attack As Warriors Trounce Muskies

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

MILWAUKEE - Christel Frey (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) tied a career high with 17 points to lead five players in double-figures as the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team avenged its only prior conference loss of the season Tuesday by defeating Lakeland 93-46 at the Recreation Complex.

WHERE THEY STAND

  • The Warriors won their 11th straight game and 34th consecutive home game against conference opponents to improve to 12-3 overall and 10-1 in the NACC. The Muskies fell to 5-12 overall and 5-8 in conference play.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Warriors jumped out to an early 5-0 lead only to see the Muskies come back and take the lead back at 10-9. It would be their only lead of the contest.
  • WLC responded with a 15-2 run to take a 24-12 lead with 9:40 left in the first half. Wisconsin Lutheran led by 21 points with under a minute to play in the first half before heading into halftime with a first-half best 22-point lead at 47-25.
  • The Forest Green and White shot a red-hot 76.0 percent (19-for-25) in the first half, while holding the Muskies to 27.8 percent (10-for-36). Frey finished with 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting in the opening stanza.
  • A 14-0 Warriors run midway through the second half put the game well out of reach as WLC led 76-35. Wisconsin Lutheran never saw its lead dip below 37 points under the 6:36 mark as it led by as many as 49 points with just under a minute remaining.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • WLC shot a season-high 66.7 percent (36-for-54) for the game, including a blistering 88.9 percent (8-for-9) from three-point range. Lakeland shot just 26.7 percent (20-for-75).
  • Kristen Schulz (Safford, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) totaled 15 points, 11 rebounds, and nine blocks and Maggie Gartner (Springdale, Ark./Her-Ber) tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds to each finish with double-doubles.
  • Karisa Pedersen (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) and Hannah Harmeyer (Kenosha, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) chipped in with 14 and 10 points off the bench, respectively.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran out-scored Lakeland handily in points in the paint (52-22), bench points (38-14), and fastbreak points (12-2).
  • The Warriors set a season high by blocking 12 shots. They did struggle from the charity stripe, however, shooting just 48.1 percent (13-for-27).
  • Bailey Grayvold was one of two Muskies players to reach double-figures with her team-high 12 points.

UP NEXT

  • Wisconsin Lutheran's three-game homestand continues Thursday when it hosts NACC rival Concordia Wisconsin (13-3, 10-3 NACC) at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Complex. Links to live stats and video will be available at wlcports.com.