Schulz Eyes Another Triple-Double As WLC Soars Past Eagles

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

MADISON, Wis. – Kristen Schulz (Safford, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) came within one block of a triple-double as she recorded 32 points, 15 rebounds, and nine blocks to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team to a 64-44 victory over Edgewood Wednesday at the Todd Wehr Edgedome.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 64, Edgewood 44
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (18-4, 16-2 NACC), Edgewood (10-13, 9-9 NACC)
  • Series: The Warriors lead the overall series 30-23. WLC has won eight straight meetings.
  • Location: Todd Wehr Edgedome, Madison, Wis. | Attendance: 301

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and Edgewood then tied the score at 3-3, but WLC made the very next basket and would lead the remainder of the contest.
  • The Eagles hung around during the first 10 minutes but WLC ended the period on an 8-3 run and led at the half, 34-19.
  • WLC held Edgewood to 22.9 percent shooting (8-for-35) in the first half, while the Warriors shot 51.9 percent. Schulz led Wisconsin Lutheran with 14 points at the break.
  • During a four-minute span in the second half, Schulz scored 12 straight Warriors points as WLC stretched the lead to 50-27 at the 12:02 mark.
  • The Forest Green and White led by a game-high 27 points with 7:37 remaining.
  • Edgewood cut its deficit to 20 points twice late in the game, but didn't come any closer.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Warriors finished the game shooting 49.0 percent (25-for-51), while the Eagles shot just 23.9 percent (17-for-71). Edgewood finished the game just 1-for-22 (4.5 percent) from three.
  • Schulz posted her 21st double-double of the season, one shy of the 22 she finished the season with last year. She has poured in 30-plus points three times in her last four games.
  • This is the fourth time this year that Schulz has finished one block shy of a triple-double.
  • Christel Frey (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) and Caitlin Knueppel (Wauwatosa, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) had eight points apiece for WLC.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran out-rebounded the Eagles 46-37. Maggie Gartner (Springdale, Ark./Har-Ber) was second to Schulz in rebounds with nine.
  • Rachel Pope led Edgewood with eight points. No Eagles finished in double-figures.

QUOTABLES

  • "We were trying so hard offensively to get into a flow. We swtiched to a zone defense and it worked to our advantage on the glass and led to some transition baskets." - Assistant Coach Dar Schramm

UP NEXT

  • Wisconsin Lutheran returns to the REX Saturday at 2 p.m. when it hosts Rockford (6-17, 5-13 NACC). The Warriors can clinch the top seed in the NACC Tournament with a win. Links to live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com. WLC defeated the Regents 72-56 in their first meeting of the season December 13 in Rockford, Ill.