MILWAUKEE – The MSOE women's basketball team suffered an off shooting day and saw its 2017-18 season come to an end with a 64-33 loss to Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday afternoon at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (10-15, 8-12 NACC) rebounded a bit in the second half but was unable to catch up with the NACC champion Warriors (22-3, 18-2 NACC) after the break.
Four players scored in double-figures for WLC, led by Maddy Elrod's 19 points off the bench. Jen Dowden had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds while Caitlin Kneuppel scored 13 points and Coreana Carson had 11.
MSOE shot just 7.7 percent in the first half and finished the game at 18.5 percent. The team forged a 40-37 rebounding advantage and turned the ball over just 15 times in the game. Meanwhile, the Warriors shot 48.4 percent in the first half to open a 38-9 halftime lead and never looked back. The visitors finished the game at 44.2 percent, shooting 8-of-21 from three-point range.
Every active player from both teams scored with the Raiders winning the fourth quarter 16-10.
The season comes to an end for the Red & White, which extended a school record with 10 wins in a season for the fifth-straight campaign. The team also broke a record for three-pointers in a season, extending that mark to 143 with four made threes in the game. The previous standard was 130, set in 2000-01.
Individually, junior Jamie Spanbauer officially broke the school record for single-season free throw percentage, hitting 85 percent of her charity tosses this season.