MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team dropped its second straight NACC game 75-61 against second-place Aurora, which connected on 14 three-pointers, on Saturday afternoon inside the Recreation Complex.
- Final Score: Aurora 75, Wisconsin Lutheran 61
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (8-7, 6-5 NACC), Aurora (9-5, 7-3 NACC)
- Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 189
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Both teams were evenly matched at the start of the game as Aurora held the slim 10-9 lead, but the Spartans rattled off a 15-2 run to lead 25-11 with 8:13 remaining in the opening half.
- AU extended its lead to 20 points at 38-18 going into the half. The Spartans shot 42.4 percent from the field, including eight buckets from behind the arc, while forcing the Warriors into 10 turnovers. WLC connected on just eight shots from the floor as the Warriors shot 30.8 percent in the first 20 minutes of action.
- Aurora opened the half with a basket for its largest lead of the game, but the hosts battled back to cut the Spartans' lead to just eight points with 11:38 left at 51-43.
- The Spartans always seemed to have a quick answer and their lead never dropped below eight points as they maintained a double-digit lead for the final 11 minutes of action.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) tied all scorers with 16 points, 14 of which came in the second half, while grabbing six boards. Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) dished out six assists and scored 13 points.
- Tyler De Young (Waupun, Wis./Central Wisconsin Christian) grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds.
- The Warriors shot 38.6 percent (22-for-57) from the floor, while Aurora was a bit better at 42.9 percent (27-for-63). However, AU made 14 three-pointers compared to WLC's four.
- WLC controlled the glass, out-rebounding AU 44-34. The Spartans held the advantage in forced turnovers, 15-9, and fast break points, 14-2.
- The Spartans had four players reach double-figures, led by 16 from Max Vickers and 14 each from Matt Dunn and Jordan Lagrone.
- The Warriors return to action on Tuesday when Edgewood (3-11, 3-6 NACC) visits the Recreation Complex for a 7:00 p.m. matchup. The Warriors defeated the Eagles on Jan. 4 on a Schieve game-winning three-pointer, 79-77. The Eagles are coming off a four-point loss at Marian last Thursday. Links to live stats and video will be available for the game at WLCSports.com.