MLC Men Unable to Keep Up with Hot-Shooting Eagles
ST. PAUL - The Martin Luther College men's basketball team was unable to slow a University of Northwestern offense that made 16 three-pointers in a 92-52 loss Saturday.
The Knights, perhaps feeling the effects of Friday night's marathon double overtime loss at North Central, watched as the Eagles came out of the gates on fire to start the game.
UNW raced out to a 34-6 lead in the first ten minutes, making nine of their first ten shots from beyond the three-point arc. The Eagles finished the first half 13-19 from distance on the way to a 56-20 halftime lead they would hold the rest of the way.
The Eagles finished the game 16-27 (59.3 percent) from beyond the arc, and shot 57.4 percent overall for the game.
MLC was able to get into a better offensive rhythm as the game progressed, but it was too late for them to catch up on the scoreboard. Luke Rothe finished as the lone MLC player in double figures with 19 points, and also led the team with six rebounds and five assists.
The Knights fell to 5-18 on the season and 4-8 in the UMAC in defeat, while UNW improved to 13-10 overall and 10-2 in league play with the win.
MLC will return to action on Friday, February 21, when it hosts Crown. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.