Men's Basketball Uses Balanced Scoring Attack To Stop
Feb. 7, 2004
The Lakeland College Men's Basketball Team used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Wisconsin Lutheran 74-61 Saturday afternoon at Lakeland. The win moves the Muskies to 11-11 overall and 6-3 in the Lake Michigan Conference while the Warriors dropped to 9-12 overall and 4-5 in the LMC.
Lakeland took a commanding 44-24 lead into halftime behind sharp shooting from the field, including a stellar performance from behind the arc. The Muskies knocked down 17 of 27 shots overall and 5 of 8 three-pointers while holding Lutheran to 32% overall (9 of 28).
The second half margin mostly remained at 15 to 22 points before the Warriors ended the game with a flourish to outscore Lakeland 37-30 in the second half. The Muskies outshot Lutheran 47.8% to 36.8% overall in the half, but Lutheran attempted 15 more shots than Lakeland (38-23)
The Muskies had four players in double figures with Ryan Hiir and Nick Zeck leading the way with 15 each. Nick Howard and Eric Wilbee chipped in with 13 apiece while Cory Nickel contributed 8 points and 9 assists. Kevin Christensen led Lutheran with 25 points on 10 of 21 shooting.
Lakeland's next game is Tuesday at home verses Marian at 7pm in another LMC
match-up. It is the Muskies last regular season home game of the year.