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Women's Basketball Can't Rebound From Tough Start at WLC

Women's Basketball Can't Rebound From Tough Start at WLC

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Junior Rachel Ruona scored a career-high 19 points as the MSOE women's basketball team fell to Wisconsin Lutheran 80-38 Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Complex.

The Raiders (7-12, 5-9 NACC) got off to a tough start, falling behind the Warriors (17-1, 14-0 NACC) 29-3 after one quarter and were never able to recover.

Ruona shot 7-for-11 in the game, playing a career-best 25 minutes and adding two steals. Junior Jamie Spanbauer also reached double-figures with 10 points.

Caitlin Knueppel scored a game-high 22 points for WLC. Jen Dowden pitched in with 19 and Coreana Carson tallied 11.

MSOE was just 1-for-9 in the first quarter while the Warriors shot 11-of-15 to open a sizable lead. The deficit for the Red & White was 51-16 at halftime.

Ruona scored 11 of her points in the fourth quarter when the Raiders outscored WLC 14-12 for the period.

Shot 31.1 percent for the game, hitting on 5-of-19 from three-point range. WLC shot 54.7 from the field, including a robust 14-for-26 from beyond the arc.

The Raiders return to the court Tuesday, hosting Edgewood.