Warriors Bounce Back With Big Win Over Spartans

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

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.

THE BASICS

  • 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.

UP NEXT

  • 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.