MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team bounced back from its first conference loss earlier in the week by winning in convincing fashion, 75-35, over Aurora on Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Complex. With the win, the Warriors claimed sole possession of the top spot in the NACC midway through their conference schedule.
- Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 75, Aurora 35
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (9-5, 9-1 NACC), Aurora (2-13, 1-9 NACC)
- Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 178
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the Spartans in the first quarter, and used another 8-0 run to give themselves a 19-7 lead after the opening period.
- WLC opened the second quarter on an 11-2 run and led by 24 points at the break, 37-13. The Warriors shot 51.9 percent (14-for-27) in the first half.
- Wisconsin Lutheran continued to add to its lead in the third quarter as Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) went 4-for-4 from the field. The Warriors closed the quarter on a 14-3 run to lead 57-23 after the third period.
- In the fourth quarter, the Warriors used an 8-0 run to further distance themselves from the Spartans en route to the 75-35 victory.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Dowden led all scorers with 13 points, nine of which came in the third quarter, in addition to seven rebounds. Maddy Elrod (Conifer, Colo./Conifer) scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high eight boards.
- Coreana Carson (Milwaukee, Wis./HOPE Christian) and Lexi Reinke (Bonduel, Wis./Bonduel) dished out four assists apiece.
- Kelly Tramburg (Fall River, Wis./Fall River) added five points and six rebounds off the bench as 12 different Warriors scored in the game.
- The Warriors shot 50.0 percent (30-for-60) from the floor for the game, while Aurora shot just 24.4 percent (11-for-45) in the contest.
- WLC out-rebounded AU 40-29, dominated points in the paint, 44-8, and controlled points off turnovers, 30-8. The Warriors also had 32 points come from their bench.
- The Green and White assisted on 20 of their 30 made field goals and tied a season-low with just 10 turnovers.
- Ally Van Bogaert scored eight points off the bench to pace the Spartans.
- The Warriors travel to MSOE (7-7, 4-5 NACC) for a cross-town matchup with the Raiders on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Wisconsin Lutheran defeated MSOE 74-58 in its first matchup of the season on Nov. 26. The Raiders suffered an 81-75 double-overtime loss against Concordia Chicago on Saturday. Links to live stats and video will be available for the game at WLCSports.com.