Second Half Run Leads Women to Win over BLC
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's basketball team used a 20-2 second half run to run past Bethany Lutheran College by the score of 64-57 Tuesday night.
MLC emerged from the first half holding a 29-27 lead, but the Vikings came out firing to start the second, scoring eight points in the first three minutes to take a 35-34 lead.
The Knights would take control from there, outscoring the Vikings 20-2 over the next ten minutes to build a 17-point lead at 54-37 with just over seven minutes to play in the game.
BLC tried to make a run down the stretch, but the Knights kept the lead in double figures until a Viking three-pointer with 1:15 to play cut the deficit to seven before MLC ran out the clock to clinch the win.
Leah Nass had a career night offensively, scoring 26 points on 10-16 shooting, and also grabbed eight rebounds to lead the team.
Alex Anthon also had a big day for the Knights, scoring 15 points on only nine shots and making three of four attempts from beyond the three-point arc. Brittney Gossen added ten points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds.
With the win, MLC improved to 7-12 on the season and 5-3 in UMAC play, while BLC dropped to 5-14 overall and 3-5 in league play.
The Knights will return to action on Friday, February 1, when they travel to Northland for a game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.