Women’s basketball wins first NAC game of season

Alec Noa, Staff Reporter

The Lakeland College women’s basketball team opened their season last week playing in their first three games of the school year.

On Nov. 16 the Muskies took on St. Norbert in their season opener. Lakeland had the lead going into the second half but was unable to maintain their momentum and dropped the contest 58-42. The game was the first round of the tournament and the loss dropped them into the consolation bracket where they would face Wisconsin River Falls, who lost to Carthage College in their season opener.

The Muskies faced off against Wisconsin River Falls on Nov. 17. The Falcons took the lead early and never looked back. The Muskies trailed 11-0 in the first minutes and were unable to gain an edge in the game. The Muskies were led by Taylor Jandrin who had seven points and Natalie Neitzel who added six points. Becky Mayo also added eleven points and five rebounds and Leah Eisner had ten points and three blocked shots. The Muskies were out rebounded 39-30 in the 71-49 loss to the Falcons.

The Muskies looked to come back on Nov. 24 in their NAC opener against Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). The Muskies started off their NAC play with a win, beating MSOE by a landslide 83-42 victory. The Muskies never trailed in the game, taking a double digit lead in the first minutes of the half. The Muskie charge was led by Dana Henrichs who was 5-5 on three pointers and 19 points all coming in the first half of the game. The Muskies led MSOE 43-15 at half time.

In the second half the Muskies were led by Eisner who had 13 points and Mayo who added 12 points to the score board, along with Aimee Thrune who also had 12 points in the contest.

The Muskies look to keep the winning streak alive on Nov. 26 when they take on UW-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. in a home game.