Warriors Thump Sabres In Road Debut

Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com
Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team cruised to an 85-38 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference win over Marian on Wednesday night in its first road game of the season at Sadoff Gymnasium.


  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 85, Marian 38
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (4-2, 4-0 NACC), Marian (1-5, 0-3 NACC)
  • Location: Sadoff Gymnasium, Fond du Lac, Wis. | Attendance: 110


  • The Warriors sprinted out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter and led 19-2 before Marian scored its second and final field goal of the quarter at the 3:45 mark. WLC held a commanding 25-4 lead after the opening stanza.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran shot an even 50 percent (10-for-20) in the first quarter, while limiting Marian to just 12.5 percent (2-for-16).
  • The Sabres were held without a field goal for the first 6:34 of the second quarter, and similar to the first quarter, made just two field goals in the period. WLC pushed its lead to 40 points at 47-7 before Marian closed the half with a three-pointer.
  • The Warriors shot 55.6 percent (10-for-18) in the second quarter as Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) scored 13 points in the frame. Marian was held to just 13.3 percent (2-for-15) shooting.
  • Both teams picked up the scoring in the third quarter, as WLC out-scored MU 28-19. The Warriors extended their lead to a game-high 51 points with 1:25 left in the third. The green and white shot 64.3 percent (9-for-14) in the period.
  • WLC scored just 10 points in the fourth and final quarter, but its lead never dropped below 41 points en route to its convincing fourth straight victory.


  • Dowden finished with a game-high 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting in just 22 minutes of action. Maddy Elrod (Conifer, Colo./Conifer) added 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting and seven rebounds. 
  • Maddie Cruz (New Berlin, Wis./Waukesha West) dished out six assists and Emalie Hahn (New Berlin, Wis./Eisenhower) grabbed eight rebounds in eight minutes of action. 
  • Thirteen Warriors reached the scoring column on the night, as WLC out-scored Marian's bench 22-5. 
  • Wisconsin Lutheran also out-scored Marian 18-2 in points off turnovers and 36-9 on points in the paint. 
  • The Warriors' 85 points scored are the most since the third game of last season when they netted 86 vs. Calvin. 
  • Carley Wilson scored 11 points and had nine rebounds for the Sabres. 
  • The Warriors have yet to drop a game to the Sabres since the two teams began NACC play in 2006-2007, extending their series streak to 17 games.


  • Wisconsin Lutheran returns to the Recreation Complex on Saturday for its sixth home game when it hosts Concordia Chicago (3-2, 2-2 NACC) at 2:00 p.m. The Cougars are coming off of an 84-62 win at Edgewood last Saturday. Links to live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.