MLC gets swept by UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Martin Luther College women’s basketball team lost its game at first place UW-Superior on Friday by the score of 84-55.

The Yellowjackets entered the game unbeaten in UMAC play, and then showcased why in the first half as they built a 45-29 lead after two quarters. UWS shot 52.9 percent from the field and made five of nine attempts from beyond the 3-point arc in the first two quarters, and also held the Knights to 40 percent on the other end.

The Knights battled in the third quarter, but were unable to make a dent into the halftime deficit before UWS put the game away in the fourth quarter.

Grace Schultz led MLC with 14 points, while Jade St. Germaine added 11 points to go with her team-best seven rebounds.

The Knights fell to 7-13 on the season and 5-7 in UMAC play in defeat. UWS improved to 17-4 overall and 12-0 in conference play with the win.

MLC will return to action  on Saturday when it travels to St. Scholastica for a game scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

Men lose lead to Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The MLC men’s basketball team led the majority of the game, but ran out of gas down the stretch in an 89-72 loss at UW-Superior on Friday.

The Knights never trailed in the first half on the way to a 42-38 lead at the break, and still held a three-point lead (60-57) with 11:49 to play in the game.

The Yellowjackets made their run at that point, however, taking control of the game with a 16-3 run over the next 4:50 of action to build a double-digit lead with 6:59 to play.

Nate Lindloff made one of his five 3-point field goals to cut the deficit to seven, but the Knights could get no closer as the Yellowjackets continued their momentum the rest of the way to seal the win.

MLC took care of the ball in the first half, but miscues proved costly in the second half as they committed 19 turnovers in the game that led to 23 UWS points on the other end. The Knighs committed 14 of those turnovers in the second half.

Ian Paulsen led MLC with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Lindloff finished with 15 points on five of eight shooting from beyond the arc, while Luke Rothe added ten points and six rebounds off the bench.

The Knights fell to 1-19 overall and 0-12 in UMAC play in defeat. MLC will return to action on Saturday, when it travels to St. Scholastica.