Warriors Extinguish Inferno On Senior Day

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Four players scored in double-figures and the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's basketball team scored a season-high 92 points as the Warriors celebrated Senior Day with a 92-63 victory against Alverno Saturday afternoon inside the Recreation Complex. WLC never trailed and led by as many as 37 points en route to its 21st win.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 92, Alverno 63
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (21-2, 17-1 NACC), Alverno (5-18, 2-16 NACC)
  • Location: Recreation Complex, Milwaukee, Wis.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Jen Dowden (Bonduel, Wis.) scored five points in an early 7-0 WLC run that gave the Warriors an 11-4 lead at just under the halfway mark of the opening quarter.
  • Caitlin Knueppel (Wauwatosa, Wis.) connected on back-to-back triples and Kelly Tramburg (Fall River, Wis.) followed with a three-pointer of her own to boost the Wisconsin Lutheran lead to 22-9 with 1:34 to play in the first quarter.
  • WLC carried a 24-11 lead after the first quarter after shooting 58.8 percent in the opening period of play.
  • Tramburg and Knueppel opened the second quarter with a pair of triples, extending the Warriors' lead to 30-11.
  • Dowden's layup with 4:43 to play in the half pushed WLC's advantage to 38-17.
  • Tierney Woodward (Poynette, Wis.) made two three-pointers in the final two minutes as the Warriors carried a 50-22 lead into the locker room.
  • WLC shot an even 70 percent in the half, including 84.6 percent in the second quarter.
  • The Warriors were led at the break by Dowden's 13 points and Tramburg's 12.
  • Six straight points from Coreana Carson (Milwaukee, Wis.) gave the Green and White a 63-32 advantage with 5:06 remaining in the third quarter.
  • Nikita Conroy (West Allis, Wis.) scored the final four points of the quarter as WLC held a 75-41 lead going into the fourth.
  • Woodward's three-pointer with 7:01 left in regulation gave WLC its largest lead of the game, 37 points, 80-43.
  • Amanda Brug (Sturtevant, Wis.) had consecutive layups and Wynonah Filla (Osseo, Wis.) connected on a midrange jumper in the final two minutes of action to close out the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Dowden, Tramburg, and Carson each scored 15 points to pace the Warriors.
  • Dowden stuffed the stat sheet, adding seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.
  • Woodward added 12 points off the bench on 4-for-6 from three-point range, while Conroy contributed nine.
  • WLC shot 50 percent or higher for the seventh time this season, finishing at 52.9 percent (36-of-68) from the floor.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran made 13 three-pointers, its second-most of the season, and shot 44.8 percent from downtown.
  • The Warriors forced 15 turnovers which they converted into 26 points and held a 34-2 advantage in bench points.
  • WLC honored its three seniors, Carson, Knueppel, and Katie Datka (Bayside, Wis.) before the game.

FOR THE FOES

  • Mackenize Mathies led all scorers with 23 points for the Inferno.
  • Gabby Hood finished with 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, and two steals, while Kendra Patterson added 16 points.
  • The Inferno shot 42.4 percent (25-of-59) in the contest and forced 11 turnovers.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors begin their final week of the regular season with a road trip to Lisle, Ill., to take on Benedictine (15-8, 12-6 NACC) in NACC action Tuesday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. inside the Dan and Ada Rice Center. The Eagles dropped their third consecutive game Saturday with a 73-61 defeat against CUC. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.