Viterbo Offense Too Much for Knights
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC men's basketball team had no answers on the defensive end for a Viterbo offense that started out hot and never cooled off in an 83-67 loss for the Knights.
Viterbo shot 61.1 percent from the field for the game, and also went 8-12 from beyond the three-point arc. The V-Hawks also took good care of the ball, committing only eight turnovers in the game.
MLC shot 48.2 percent from the field and limited its turnovers to 11 for the game, but it wasn't enough to keep up as the V-Hawks continued to execute on the other end.
Viterbo jumped out to 26-8 lead to start the game, but the Knights came back to cut the deficit to seven at 39-32 at the half to give themselves a chance.
The V-Hawks would have none of it, however, as they shot a blistering 81.8 percent on 18-22 shooting from the floor in the second half to keep the Knights from finishing a comeback attempt.
Galen Holzhueter led the Knights with a game-high 26 points (the third consecutive game for him of at least 24 points) and nine rebounds, while Justin and Josh Danell each finished with 14 points. Craig Wilke added seven points and four assists for MLC.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 0-4 on the season, while Viterbo improved to 4-4 with the win.
The Knights will return to action Friday, December 2, when they travel to Mayville State for a game scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.