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Knights Set Record with Seventh Straight

last modified 2012-01-27 08:00 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's basketball team set a new school record with its seventh straight win by beating Northwestern 71-44 Friday night.

Knights Set Record with Seventh Straight

Alex Anthon had a team-high five assists in a win over NWC

The Knights dominated much of the game, shooting 43.8 percent from the field while holding Northwestern to 38 percent shooting and forcing 21 turnovers.

NWC jumped out to a quick 6-1 lead, but the Knights quickly recovered, outscoring the Eagles 37-11 the rest of the half to take a 38-17 halftime lead.

MLC was sharp to start the second half, building the lead early to as high as 34 points before cruising to the 27-point win.

Amanda Burk led the Knights down low, scoring a game-high 19 points and grabbing ten points to collect her third straight double-double.

On the perimeter, Erica Babinec scored 11 points, while Alex Anthon six points and a team-best five assists. MLC finished with 18 assists on 28 made field goals in the game.

With the win, MLC improved to 12-5 on the season and 6-0 in the UMAC, while Northwestern dropped to 5-12 and 2-4 in league play.

MLC will return to action on Saturday, January 28, when it hosts Crown for a game scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

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