MILWAUKEE, WI – The Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors used a dominant performance on both ends of the court to defeat the women’s basketball team, 80-35, on Tuesday evening in Milwaukee, WI.
The Warriors shot 46% from the field and 45% from three-point range while hitting eight of nine shots from the free throw line, and on defense, out-rebounded Maranatha 53-23.
In the opening minutes, Maranatha held a 9-8 edge on a jumper by freshman guard Courtney Dunn (Oshkosh, WI), and the Crusaders found themselves down by just 11-9 on a timeout by Wisconsin Lutheran.
But shortly after the break, Wisconsin Lutheran stretched their lead to 25-11 and bolted out to a 46-22 halftime lead. Dunn carried the Crusaders offensively in the first half, going 4-7 from the field for nine points.
The second half belonged to the #3-ranked team in the NACC, as the Warriors received 24 points from their bench. Both teams struggled with turnovers, as Maranatha had 20, and Wisconsin Lutheran had 19, but the Warriors were able to convert 14 points off Maranatha’s turnovers.
Dunn would finish the game as the leading scorer, with 11 points, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes while sophomore forward Stacy Reinke (Clintonville, WI) posted 10 points on 4-7 shooting with four rebounds and four steals.
The Crusaders look to bounce back to their winning ways with a home game on Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. against MSOE.