Warriors Stymie Stars In Weeknight #NACCtion

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Kelly Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) scored a game-high 18 points and Jenna Mace (Wisconsin Dells, Wis.) added a season-high 16 off the bench to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team to a 75-38 victory over the visiting Dominican Stars Tuesday night inside the Recreation Complex. The Warriors shot 60 percent (15-for-25) in the second half and held the visitors to just 22.4 percent for the game, clinching their 10th 20-win season in program history. 

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 75, Dominican 38
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (20-1, 15-1 NACC), Dominican (13-9, 9-8 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Kelly Tramburg tallied the first seven points of the contest, then Mace buried a triple from the top of the key to put WLC ahead 10-4 with three minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
  • Mace, Kelly Tramburg, and Amanda Brug (Sturtevant, Wis.) converted free throws in the final minutes of the quarter, pushing the hosts advantage to 17-8 after one quarter.
  • The Stars cut WLC's lead to five points, but Maddie Cruz (New Berlin, Wis.) connected on a triple to push Wisconsin Lutheran's lead back to eight with four minutes left in the half.
  • Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis.) scored four straight points, then Tierney Woodward (Poynette, Wis.) knocked down a straightaway three, extending the Warriors' lead to 13 points with just over a minute remaining in the half.
  • Brug collected an offensive rebound and scored the putback, sending the hosts into the locker room at halftime with a 29-16 lead.
  • Dowden scored on the opening possession of the second half, then dished a pass to Maddy Elrod (Conifer, Colo.), who converted a layup to extend WLC's lead to 17 points just two minutes into the second half.
  • After a layup from Kelly Tramburg, Elrod scored four straight points and Dowden converted two free throws, pushing Wisconsin Lutheran's advantage to 22 points with 4:59 left in the third quarter.
  • Mace scored eight points, including two triples, in the closing minutes of the third quarter, with the Warriors maintaining a 54-28 lead headed into the final 10 minutes.
  • Woodward connected again from beyond the arc to open the fourth quarter, then Kelly Tramburg buried a three-pointer, pushing WLC's lead to 32 points with just over eight minutes remaining.
  • Morgan Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) scored a fast break basket after a pass from Ally Gough (Horicon, Wis.), then Emily Frey (South Milwaukee, Wis.) converted two free throws, increasing the Warriors' lead to 70-37 with 2:27 remaining in regulation.
  • Taylor Beadles (Stevens Point, Wis.) connected on a triple and Maria Murray (Middleton, Wis.) made a layup in the final minute as the Warriors went on to secure the 75-38 victory.

  • Kelly Tramburg led a balanced scoring attack for WLC with 18 points, while Mace added a season-high 16 points.
  • Dowden rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Brug scored seven points with a team-high six rebounds.
  • WLC shot 39.7 percent (23-of-58) from the floor and converted 87 percent (20-of-23) of its free throw attempts. The 20 made free throws is a season-high for the Warriors.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran scored 29 points off turnovers and committing just nine. WLC out-scored DU 28-14 in the paint.

  • Stephenee Huggans scored 10 points for the Stars while Alisha Markley added eight.
  • Dominican was held to just 22.4 percent (13-of-58) shooting from the field and 20 percent (3-of-15) from beyond the three-point line.

  • The Warriors close out their two-game homestand Thursday when they host Concordia Wisconsin. The Falcons (15-6, 13-3 NACC) defeated MSOE 64-50 Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. inside the Recreation Complex. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.