Offense Struggles in Loss to NCU
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's basketball team was unable to generate enough offense in a 51-45 loss to North Central Friday night.
MLC shot 28.3 percent overall and 17.6 percent (3-17) from beyond the three-point arc in the game. The Knights were able to stay in the game by holding NCU to 32.8 percent shooting for the game, but the Rams made enough shots in the second half to pull away.
The Knights led 24-22 at the break, but struggled with 14 first half turnovers to allow the Rams to hang around in the game.
The second half was a rough one for the Knights. They were held to 24.2 shooting (8-33) from the field and 2-13 shooting from three point range in the half, while NCU picked up the offense, shooting 36 percent overall and making three of six attempts from beyond the arc. The Rams outscored the Knights 29-21 in the half on the way to taking home the upset win.
MLC was led by Alex Anthon, who scored 15 points. Leah Nass finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 9-13 overall and 7-4 in UMAC play, while North Central improved to 6-14 on the season and 3-8 in league play.
The Knights will return to action on Saturday, February 9, when they host Northwestern in a game scheduled to start at 3 p.m.