Warriors Rout Raiders In Crosstown #NACCtion

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team used a 23-2 first-half run and shot a season-high 59.6 percent to defeat the visiting MSOE Raiders 90-51 Tuesday night inside the Recreation Complex. Four different Warriors scored in double figures as the hosts out-scored the visitors 54-24 in the paint in their 22nd straight home victory.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 90, MSOE 51
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (12-1, 8-1 NACC), MSOE (7-6, 5-4 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The two teams traded baskets in the opening minutes of the contest and were tied at 4-4, but Kelly Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) scored a transition layup, then Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis.) hit a layup of her own to give WLC an 8-4 advantage.
  • After a MSOE triple, the Warriors scored eight straight points to take a 16-7 lead, forcing the visitors to take a timeout to halt the WLC momentum.
  • Following the Raiders timeout, Wisconsin Lutheran closed out the first quarter on an 8-2 run, including five straight points from Dowden, taking a 24-9 lead into the second quarter.
  • Maddy Elrod (Conifer, Colo.) opened the second quarter with five straight points to extend WLC's lead to 20 points, then Tramburg scored six straight to push the hosts' lead to 25 points with six minutes remaining in the second quarter.
  • Amanda Brug (Sturtevant, Wis.) converted a three-point play, putting the Warriors ahead 41-12 with just over four minutes to play in the half, and WLC took a 53-19 advantage into the locker room at halftime after using a 10-4 run to close out the half.
  • The Warriors scored the first seven points of the second half, capped off by a corner three from Maddie Cruz (New Berlin, Wis.), pushing the lead to 60-19 just two minutes into the third quarter.
  • Jenna Mace (Wisconsin Dells, Wis.) scored four straight points and Elrod converted two free throws to extend the lead to 69-21 with five minutes remaining in the third period.
  • Tierney Woodward (Poynette, Wis.) connected on a triple from the top of the key and Brug scored four points in the remaining minutes of the third quarter as WLC took a 76-32 lead into the final quarter of play.
  • Morgan Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) scored the first four points of the fourth quarter and Nikita Conroy (West Allis, Wis.) buried a triple from the right wing as the Warriors maintained a 39-point advantage halfway through the fourth quarter.
  • Maria Murray (Middleton, Wis.) and Taylor Beadles (Stevens Point, Wis.) tallied baskets in the final two minutes of the contest as WLC collected the 90-51 victory.

  • Tramburg paced a balanced Warriors attack with 16 points and five assists while Brug added a career-high 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.
  • Dowden and Elrod added 11 points apiece and Lexi Reinke (Bonduel, Wis.) stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, five assists, and four rebounds.
  • The Warriors shot a season-high 59.6 percent (34-of-57) from the field and connected on 41.2 percent (7-of-17) of their three-point attempts.
  • WLC owned a 34-21 advantage on the backboards and dominated the paint, out-scoring MSOE 54-24.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran forced 23 turnovers and turned them into 31 points.
  • The 90 points is a season high and the most points scored since February 10, 2018 when they scored 92 points against Alverno.

  • Conner Bennett led MSOE with 12 points while Myles Grandstaff added 10 points.
  • The Raiders shot 41.3 percent (19-of-46) from the floor and were held to 25 percent (4-of-16) shooting from deep.

  • The Warriors are back in action Thursday when they visit NACC newcomer Illinois Tech. The Scarlet Hawks (0-12, 0-8 NACC) fell 70-55 to Marian Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. inside the Keating Sports Center in Chicago. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.