Warriors Roll Past Stars On Senior Day

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEECaitlin Knueppel (Wauwatosa, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) scored 14 points to lead three players in double-figures as the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team defeated Dominican 75-41 on Senior Day Saturday at the Recreation Complex. With the win, the Warriors secured the second overall seed and a first round bye in the NACC Tournament.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 75, Dominican 41
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (18-7, 16-4 NACC), Dominican (3-22, 2-18 NACC) 
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 220

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • WLC started out of the gate quickly, running out to a 7-0 lead as Dominican never led in the contest.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran led 23-12 after one quarter of play.
  • Dominican pulled within 10 at 26-16 with 8:07 remaining in the second. A 15-4 run to end the first half put the Warriors in front 41-19 at halftime.
  • In the opening 20 minutes of play, the Warriors shot 47.2 percent (17-for-36) from the field, compared to Dominican's 33.3 percent (9-for-27). Knueppel led the Warriors with eight points at the half.
  • WLC out-scored the Stars 20-10 in the third quarter as the lead never dipped below 24 points.
  • The Warriors built their lead up to a game-high 37 points at 64-37 with 2:14 to play in the final frame.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Knueppel led the Warriors with a game-high 14 points in the contest. Karisa Pedersen (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) added 12 and Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) contributed 10 and seven rebounds.
  • Holly Holm (East Troy, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) chipped in eight points off the bench for WLC.
  • Taylor Bahr (Racine, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
  • WLC used 18 Dominican turnovers to score 18 points. Wisconsin Lutheran out-rebounded DU 45-38, including 19 offensive rebounds which led to 19 second-chance points.
  • Jasmyn Hardin scored 12 points to lead the Stars to go along with 12 rebounds.
  • The Warriors improved their all-time record against the Stars to a perfect 26-0.

UP NEXT

  • As the No. 2 seed, the Warriors receive a first round bye in the NACC Tournament and will play in the second round on Thursday at 7 p.m. against either the third or sixth seed at the Recreation Complex. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.