Edgewood Holds Off Wisconsin Lutheran, 72-68

Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com
Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College men's basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Tuesday, falling to Edgewood by just four points, 72-68, at the Recreation Complex.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Edgewood 72, Wisconsin Lutheran 68
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (8-8, 6-6 NACC), Edgewood 4-11, 4-6 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 136

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Edgewood started the game on an 11-3 run, but the Warriors would battle back to trim the Eagles' lead to just three points, 20-17, with 8:14 left in the first half.
  • The Eagles increased their lead to a game-high 12 points, 33-21, with 4:54 remaining in the period on a Spencer Barnes three-pointer. 
  • The Warriors then used a 9-0 run of their own to cut Edgewood's lead to just three points, 33-30, at the break.
  • Edgewood shot 41.9 percent (13-for-31) in the first half and was paced by Tyler Lemke's 10 points. WLC shot 33.3 percent (10-for-30) and was also led by Chase Nowak's (Milwaukee, Wis./St. Francis) 10 first-half points.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran chipped away at the Eagles' lead early in the second half, as the Warriors were down by just two points, 36-34, just three minutes into the period. 
  • Edgewood countered and went on a 9-2 run for an eight-point lead. The Warriors would once again battle back trimming the Eagles' lead to one point, 61-60, with 5:10 to play in the second half.
  • The Eagles still maintained a one-point lead, 69-68, with just 0:17 seconds remaining.
  • Adam Freitag hit two clutch free throws, giving Edgewood the three-point lead. Nowak had a chance to tie the game for the Warriors, but his attempt from the far corner was blocked just before time expired.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Collin Kennedy (Holmen, Wis./Luther) and Tanner Schieve (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) led the Warriors with 17 points apiece. Nowak and Tyler De Young (Waupun, Wis./Central Wisconsin Christian) added 15 and 12, respectively. Both Kennedy and De Young posted double-doubles. Kennedy grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and De Young grabbed 12 rebounds.
  • Schieve dished out seven assists and snagged seven rebounds.
  • Edgewood shot 45.8 percent (27-for-59) for the game, while WLC shot 35.2 percent (25-for-71) in the contest.
  • The Warriors out-rebounded the Eagles 48-38, owned a 40-30 margin in points in the paint, but Edgewood held a 19-5 advantage in points off the bench.
  • Adam Freitag finished with a game-high 19 points to lead the Eagles.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors travel to Watertown to face Maranatha (4-8) in non-conference action on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The Sabercats are coming off a 82-62 loss at Northland on Jan. 13. A link to live video will be available for the game at WLCSports.com.