The streak continues

Ben Koepsell, Staff Reporter

The Lakeland College Women’s Basketball team came from behind to win their fifth consecutive game, this one at home against the Benedictine University Eagles, 57-55 on Feb. 4.

The Muskies trailed for much of the game, and were down by as many as 19 points in the first half. With three minutes remaining in the second half, sophomore Leah Eisner scored to tie the game at 48. The Muskies then captured the lead and didn’t look back, outscoring the Eagles by 14 points in the second half.

“We started to play our game (in the second half) and we didn’t give up,” senior Becca Tilleman said. “We executed the plan of getting the ball into the post and it helped us get the win.”

In addition to sticking to the game plan and getting post touches in the second half, the Muskies defense also stepped up by forcing 22 turnovers and blocking six shots. The Muskies committed only 16 turnovers of their own in the game.

“We had to focus on getting post touches in the second half,” Eisner said.  “Defensively we needed to focus on out-rebounding them and forcing them into taking bad shots to come back and win.”

Eisner, Tilleman, and junior Dana Henrichs led the Muskies in scoring with 10 points each.

With the win the Muskies improve to 14-6 overall and 9-5 in NAC play. They will resume action on Feb. 7 at home against Concordia University Wisconsin. Tipoff will be at 7:00 p.m.

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