Balanced Effort Leads To Convincing Senior Night Win

Balanced Effort Leads To Convincing Senior Night Win

MILWAUKEE - Five players scored in double-figures led by Christel Frey's (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) career-high 18 points as the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team defeated MSOE 75-55 Tuesday on Senior Night at the Recreation Complex.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 75, MSOE 55
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (20-4, 18-2 NACC), MSOE (19-6, 15-5 NACC)
  • Series: The Warriors lead the all-time series 48-2. WLC has won 13 straight meetings against the Raiders.
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 198

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Warriors jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead at the 16:29 mark and never trailed in the game.
  • The Raiders came within six points at 18-12 before WLC used separate runs of 9-0 and 13-0 to break open the score and head into halftime in front by 30 points, 47-17.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran shot a blistering 60.0 percent (18-for-30) in the first half as Frey and Caitlin Knueppel (Wauwatosa, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) netted 13 and 10 points, respectively. Meanwhile, MSOE shot just 25.8 percent (8-for-31).
  • Wisconsin Lutheran kept its foot on the accelerator in the second half as it cruised out to a game-high 38-point lead at 69-31 with 8:32 left on the clock.
  • MSOE mounted a late comeback after the Warriors sent off each of their seniors to a rousing ovation. 
  • WLC was held to just five points over the final 7:52 of the game as the Raiders cut their deficit to 20 points as the final buzzer sounded.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The Warriors wrapped up the game shooting an even 50 percent (27-for-54) from the floor. MSOE finished with a 33.8 percent (22-for-65) performance.
  • Joining Frey (18) and Knueppel (12) in double-figures were Kristen Schulz (Safford, Ariz./Arizona Lutheran) with 14 points, 14 rebounds, and seven blocks, Maggie Gartner (Springdale, Ark./Har-Ber) with 12 points, and Karisa Pedersen (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) with 11 points off the bench.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran dominated the boards 49-31 as Gartner grabbed eight rebounds.
  • The Warriors have now won at least 20 games for the fifth consecutive season and seventh time overall.
  • WLC's senior class now owns a 93-16 overall record, including a 71-4 conference mark.
  • Megan Kroll paced the Raiders in scoring with 14 points. She was the only player to reach double-figures for the visitors.

UP NEXT

  • The top-seeded Warriors turn their attention to the conference tournament where they will host eighth-seeded Aurora (8-17, 8-12 NACC) Saturday at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup. Links to live stats and video will be available at wlcsports.com. WLC defeated AU 63-58 and 62-38 in both of their prior meetings this season.