Falcons dominate Warriors with stifling defense

Falcons dominate Warriors with stifling defense

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin played arguably the finest defense game in program history on Wednesday evening during a dominating 52-23 victory at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The Falcons win snapped the Warriors 45-game NACC winning streak at home.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Concordia Wisconsin 52, Wisconsin Lutheran 23
Location: Recreation Complex (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 10-3 (7-2 NACC), Wisconsin Lutheran 10-4 (8-1 NACC)

QUOTING STACEY BRUNNER-JONES
"Our defense was outstanding tonight and I am proud of our effort," head coach Stacey Brunner-Jones. "We were disciplined and stuck with the game plan on both ends of the court. Our 10 player rotation is going to be a key for us throughout the rest of the season."

HOW IT HAPPENED
- From the start the Falcons defense harassed the Warriors and held the hosts to a dismal 17.3 percent (9-of-52) from the floor and single digits in every quarter. CUW held WLC to 0-of-12 from downtown and finished with a 48-36 rebounding advantage.
- As well, the Falcons offense was efficient and committed just eight turnovers and had 12 assists on 20 field goals.
- CUW led 18-11 at halftime and ballooned its lead to 40-15 after 30 minutes of action. The Falcons led by as many as 29 points in the win and were ahead for just over 36 minutes.
- Senior Madelyn Landgraf (Elkhart Lake, Wis.) paced the team with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while freshman Baylee Barker (Oconomowoc, Wis.) scored seven points and freshman Marciarae' Harmon (Milwaukee, Wis.) tallied six points.
- Sophomore Brianna Wagner (Fond du Lac, Wis.) had five points and seven rebounds, and senior Megan Coenen (Green Bay, Wis.) hauled in a game-best 11 rebounds to go along with four points. Sophomore Audrey Scharmer (Winona, Minn.) had four points and six rebounds off the bench.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Warriors 23 points were the fewest points scored in a conference game and their 17.3 percent was the lowest field goal percent in a game by an opponent in program history (NCAA era).
- It was also the first time this season the Falcons held an opponent to single digits in every quarter of a game this season and since the new NCAA format change.

THE OPPOSITION
- Taylor Bahr scored a game-high-tying 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jen Dowden added eight points, seven rebounds and two steals.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- CUW returns to the court for a 4:15 pm matchup on Saturday at Benedictine.

Falcons win!
February 10, 2016 Falcons win!