MILWAUKEE – The MSOE women's basketball team suffered a 90-51 defeat at the hands of Wisconsin Lutheran Tuesday night at the Recreation Complex.
The Raiders (7-6, 5-3 NACC) never led and could not keep up with the Warriors' (12-1, 8-1 NACC) near 60-percent shooting in the game.
Senior Myles Granstaff scored a team-high 12 points, hitting all three of her field goal attempts and going 6-for-8 at the free throw line. Junior Conner Bennett added 11 points, shooting 5-of-7 in the game.
Kelly Tramburg led four double-digit scorers for Wisconsin Lutheran with 16 points. Amanda Brug had 12 points off the bench while Maddy Elrod and Jen Dowden tallied 11 points apiece.
MSOE looked to be able to hang with the first-place Warriors in the early minutes as junior Kayla Barreto hit a three-pointer to pull the Red & White within 8-7 just before the midway point of the first quarter. WLC responded with 16-0 run to pull away and led 24-9 after one quarter. The home team continued to extend its lead throughout the night, effectively putting the game out of reach at halftime with a 53-19 advantage.
The Raiders shot 41.3 percent from the field but could only hit on 4-of-16 three-point attempts. They went 9-for-13 at the free throw line. Meanwhile, WLC hit 59.6 percent of its field goal attempts in the game, including 7-for-17 from beyond the arc. The hosts got to the free throw line 23 times, converting 15.
MSOE returns to the court Thursday, hosting Benedictine at 7 p.m. at Hotchkin Arena.