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MLC Men Lose at Viterbo

last modified 2012-11-28 09:19 PM

LA CROSSE, Wis. - The MLC men's basketball team fell behind early and was unable to come back in a 74-57 loss at Viterbo Wednesday.

MLC Men Lose at Viterbo

Ben Edmundson had eight points in a loss at Viterbo

The Knights played well early, taking a 12-11 lead five minutes into the game, but the V-Hawks took control from there on the way to a 43-28 halftime lead.

MLC cut the deficit to 12 at 43-31 early in the second half on a three-pointer by Luke Rothe, but Viterbo responded with a 27-9 run to push its lead to 30 on the way to closing out the Knights down the stretch.

Rothe and Galen Holzhueter led MLC with 12 points and five rebounds apiece. Ben Edmundson provided a spark for the Knights with eight points off the bench.

With the loss, MLC dropped to 0-3 to start the season, while Viterbo improved to 5-5.

The Knights will return to action on Saturday, December 1, when they host Dakota State in a game scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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