Tramburg, Woodward Lead Warriors Over Stars

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

RIVER FOREST, Ill. ( – Led by career highs from Kelly Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) and Tierney Woodward (Poynette, Wis.), the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team defeated the Dominican Stars 80-51 Saturday afternoon inside the Igini Sports Forum. The Warriors shot a season-high 53.8 percent and scored a season-high 80 points on the way to their first 7-0 start in program history.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 80, Dominican 51
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (7-0, 5-0 NACC), Dominican (6-4, 2-3 NACC)
  • Location: Igini Sports Forum, River Forest, Ill.

  • Kelly Tramburg connected on a triple from the left wing on the opening possession, then WLC extended its lead to 7-1 in the opening minutes of the contest.
  • The Warriors held a 15-13 advantage with 2:57 left in the first quarter, but used a 10-0 run to close out the quarter to take a 25-13 advantage into the second period.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran opened the second quarter on a 13-2 run, powered by four points each from Tramburg and Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis.) and held a 38-17 lead with just over five minutes to play in the second quarter.
  • Woodward buried back-to-back triples to push the WLC lead to 23 points with four minutes remaining in the half.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran entered the locker room with a 48-23 lead after shooting 60.7 percent from the floor and connecting on five three-pointers in the opening half.
  • WLC maintained a 59-34 lead with just over a minute to play in the third quarter, then Tramburg connected on back-to-back triples and Woodward knocked down a corner three with just two seconds on the clock, giving the Warriors a 65-34 lead after three quarters.
  • The visitors opened the fourth quarter with six quick points to extend their lead to 70-34 with eight minutes left in regulation.
  • Morgan Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) converted a layup, then Emily Frey (South Milwaukee, Wis.) scored four straight points, pushing the Green and White's lead to 35 points with just under five minutes to play.
  • Ashley Fritz (Middleton, Wis.) and Nikita Conroy (West Allis, Wis.) converted free throws in the final minutes of play as the Warriors claimed the 80-51 victory.

  • Tramburg led a balanced Warriors attack with a career-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including four three-pointers.
  • Woodward added four triples of her own and finished the game with a career-high 17 points.
  • Dowden added 10 points and five rebounds while Lexi Reinke (Bonduel, Wis.) tallied eight points, nine assists, and five rebounds.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran shot a season-high 53.8 percent (28-of-52) from the field and knocked down nine three-pointers in the contest.
  • The 80 points put up by the Warriors is a season high.
  • WLC never trailed in the contest and has started 7-0 for the first time in program history.

  • Alisha Markley led Dominican with 10 points, while Timiya Ray and Alexis Hoskins added eight points apiece.
  • The Stars shot 36.4 percent (20-of-55) from the field and were held to just 1-of-9 shooting from beyond the three-point line.

  • The Warriors travel to St. Petersburg, Florida for the St. Pete Classic where they first take on Montclair State Wednesday afternoon. The Red Hawks (9-2, 5-1 NJAC) defeated Brooklyn 67-50 Friday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. CST. Live stats will be available at