Turnovers Plague Warriors In Loss To Rival Falcons

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE – Concordia Wisconsin took advantage of a season-high 24 turnovers by Wisconsin Lutheran College as the visiting Falcons defeated the host Warriors 74-55 Thursday night at the Recreation Complex.

WHERE THEY STAND

  • The Warriors suffered the fourth loss in their last five games to fall to 4-6 overall and 2-5 in NACC play. Concordia Wisconsin won its second straight game to improve to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in conference action.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Wisconsin Lutheran made the first bucket of the game and had an 8-7 lead at the 15:36 mark before Concordia Wisconsin used a 16-4 run over the next nine minutes to pull in front for good.
  • CUW increased its lead to a first-half high 17 points at 36-19 when the final first-half horn sounded.
  • The Falcons opened the second half with a 9-3 run and built a game-high 29-point lead after another 7-0 spurt with 13:37 remaining.
  • The Warriors trimmed their deficit down to as close as 17 points at 69-52 with 2:45 left on the clock, but time was against them as CUW came away with a 74-55 win. 

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • WLC committed a season-high 24 turnovers which CUW turned into 35 points.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran shot 36.4 percent (20-for-55) from the floor, compared to Concordia Wisconsin's 46.4 percent (26-for-56).
  • Kyle Stelse (Jefferson, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) scored 13 points to pace three in double-figures. Jake Jarnigo (Lake Mills, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) and Christian Walz (Waukesha, Wis./West) added 10 points apiece.
  • The Warriors were out-rebounded for just the second time in 10 games, 34-31, and out-scored 17-4 in fast break points.
  • Eric Kittel netted a game-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting to lead three players in double-figures for CUW.

UP NEXT

  • Wisconsin Lutheran begins a stretch by playing eight of its next nine games on the road when it visits Concordia Chicago (2-6, 0-5 NACC) Saturday at 4:15 p.m. A link to live stats will be available at wlcsports.com.