First Half Run Leads MLC Women to Win over Wartburg
NEW ULM, Minn. - The Martin Luther College women's basketball team stayed unbeaten at home this season with an 82-75 win over Wartburg Friday night.
The Knights fell behind 21-12 with 11:14 to play in the first half, but roared back thanks to a 23-0 run over the next seven minutes on the way to a 43-28 halftime edge.
Mariah Schoof gave the Knights a big spark off the bench, scoring ten points on 4-5 shooting, and making both of her attempts from beyond the three point line.
Wartburg would make a run in the second half thanks to 8-15 shooting from the arc (after missing all seven attempts from distance in the first half), but the Knights held strong thanks to 12-14 shooting from the three throw line and contributions throughout the line-up offensively.
First-year forwards Schoof and Faith Schroeder each made big contributions off the bench, setting career highs with 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Brittney Gossen led the Knights with 21 points with the help of a 10-12 night from the charity stripe. Hannah Hackbarth gave the Knights four players in double figures with 11 points, while Rebecca Engelbrecht finished with a team-best 12 rebounds.
MLC improved to 2-4 on the season with the win, while Wartburg fell to 4-2 in defeat.
The Knights will return to action tomorrow (Saturday, December 7) when they host Central in a game scheduled to start at 2 p.m.