Women's Basketball Locks Down MSOE For NACC Road Win

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The visiting Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team held host MSOE to single digits in three out of four quarters en route to a 54-33 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference road win Tuesday night inside Hotchkin Arena. It was the fewest points allowed by the Warriors since January 12 of last season, a span of 27 games.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 54, MSOE 33
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (9-4, 7-2 NACC), MSOE (4-10, 4-5 NACC)
  • Location: Hotchkin Arena, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Raiders three minutes into the game, but both teams struggled to find their offense in the period. WLC never trailed in the opening quarter but shot just 21.4 percent, while MSOE was limited to 22.2 percent. Wisconsin Lutheran held an 8-5 lead after one quarter despite going scoreless for a 4:19 stretch.
  • WLC opened the second quarter on a 6-0 run for a nine-point lead, but MSOE used a 7-0 run of its own to close within just two points with 5:30 to play before halftime. Wisconsin Lutheran closed out the half with another 7-0 spurt to carry a 23-14 advantage into the locker room. Sophomore Jenna Mace (Wisconsin Dells, Wis.) netted eight points in the period for the Green and White.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran broke the game wide open in the third quarter, out-scoring the Raiders 19-4 while shooting 50 percent from the floor. The Warriors scored the first seven points of the quarter and made four threes in the period, including three from sophomore Ally Gough (Horicon, Wis.) for a 42-18 lead after three.
  • MSOE netted the first six points of the fourth quarter, but the 18-point deficit was as close as the hosts would get. WLC led by a game-high 26 points with 3:40 left after a three from senior Tierney Woodward (Poynette, Wis.) on its way to the 54-33 win. The Raiders out-scored the Warriors by three in the frame, but both teams shot an identical 45.5 percent over the final 10 minutes.

  • Mace and junior Amanda Brug (Sturtevant, Wis.) led the Warriors with 13 points each in the contest. Gough added nine points off the bench on a trio of threes. Mace also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists, both team highs.
  • WLC shot 42 percent (21-for-50) from the floor and 40 percent (10-for-25) from three-point range. It was the third time this season the Green and White made at least 10 threes in a game.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran out-rebounded MSOE 33-27, but made a season-low three trips to the charity stripe.
  • The Warriors extended their winning streak to 21 games over the Raiders dating back to January 28, 2006.
  • WLC also improved to 4-0 this season in true road games.

  • Amy Reiser was the lone Raider to reach double figures with 11 points. MSOE shot 32.5 percent (13-for-40) from the floor and just 9.1 percent (1-for-11) from three-point range.

  • Wisconsin Lutheran continues its three-game week on Thursday when it hosts Illinois Tech (0-13, 0-8 NACC) at 7:00 p.m. Live stats and video coverage will be available at WLCSports.com.