MLC Men Lose 95-67 to Central
NEW ULM, Minn. - The Martin Luther College men's basketball team was unable to hold down the inside/outside game of Central College in a 95-67 loss Saturday.
The Knights played very strong defense in the first half, holding the taller Dutch to 35.1 percent shooting, but trailed 39-29 thanks to six Central three-point field goals.
The Dutch started to take advantage of their length inside in the second half, shooting 56.4 percent overall and using that inside presence to open things up beyond the arc, where they made seven of 13 attempts in the second half.
MLC would keep things within striking distance for much of the half and trailed by 15 points with 4:34 to play, but Central closed the game on a 15-2 run to get the final margin of victory.
Luke Rothe led MLC with 22 points, but was forced to take a high number of shots to reach that total. Galen Holzhueter was also forced into a high shot total for his 17 points, while Todd Brassow scored a career-best 16 points. Brassow also led MLC with nine rebounds (all in the first half) and six assists.
MLC fell to 0-6 on the season in defeat, while Central improved to 5-3 with the win.
The Knights will return to action on Tuesday, December 10, when they travel to Luther for a game scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.