MILWAUKEE, Wis. – After a come-from-behind victory against Marian on Tuesday night, Maranatha could not overcome the Alverno Inferno in a 64-48 loss.
Junior guard Autumn Peotter (Waupaca, Wis.) and sophomore center Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, Ill.) put the Crusaders up, 18-12 in the first half.
Maranatha’s watched that lead vaporize into a 35-26 halftime lead in favor of Alverno. The Inferno’s lead increased to as much as 17 points in the second half while maintaining a 10 point differential for almost the entire second half.
Peterson finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks while junior forward Torey DeLozier finished with eight points, nine rebounds and three steals.
Junior guard Hallie Nelson contributed nine points and three steals with four rebounds in 35 minutes of action.
The Crusaders will face Dominican at home on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.