Knights Come up Short against Lumberjacks
NEW ULM, Minn. – The MLC men’s basketball team was unable to stop Northland in a 78-72 loss Friday night to the Lumberjacks.
The Knights shots 36.1 percent for the game compared to 55.8 percent, but hung around because of 16 offensive rebounds and forcing 16 Northland turnovers.
Northland took command early with a 19-9 lead midway through the first half, but Ben Edmundson sparked an MLC comeback, scoring 13 points and making three shots from beyond the arc to help the Knights cut the deficit to two at 37-35 heading into halftime.
In the second half, the Lumberjacks built their lead to double digits at 62-52 with 8:39 to play, and MLC was never able to pull closer than four points the rest of the way as the Lumberjacks went 20-27 from the free throw line in the half to ice the game away.
Galen Holzhueter led the Knights with 23 points, 19 of which came in the second half, and added nine rebounds. Edmundson finished with 19 off the bench, while Joe Lindloff had eight points and a team-high six assists.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 0-11 overall and 0-2 in UMAC play, while Northland improved to 2-10 on the season and 1-1 in conference action.
MLC will return to action tomorrow (Saturday, January 14) when it hosts St. Scholastica for a game scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.