Muskies lose in NAC Challenge game, snaps nine game winning streak

Ben Koepsell, Staff Reporter

The Lakeland College Women’s Basketball team suffered their first loss in the last ten games at the hands of the MSOE Raiders, 60-53.

With three minutes remaining in the second half, junior Becky Mayo made a layup to cut the lead to four, 52-48. The Muskies continued to keep it close, trailing by only five 56-51, with just over a minute remaining. Fouling became the Muskies last resort to get back into the game. The Raiders hit their free throws and increased the lead, ending the game 60-53.

“We were off tempo from the beginning because Tills (Becca Tilleman) didn’t start,” Mayo said. “We just couldn’t get into a rhythm.”

The Muskies were able to force MSOE into committing 24 turnovers but MSOE shot 42% from the field. The Muskies committed only 20 turnovers but were unable to capitalize on their opponents mistakes, only shooting 35% from the field.

Sophomore Jess Genke led the Muskies in scoring with eleven points. Senior Alyssa Schuttenhelm added nine points of her own.

With the loss, the Muskies are now 18-7 overall. They will play in the first round of the NAC tournament on Feb. 22 at Lakeland against Concordia University Wisconsin. Tipoff will be at 7:00 p.m.


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