Sloppy Offense Leads to Loss at Viterbo
LA CROSSE, Wis. - The MLC women's basketball team struggled offensively and on the glass in a 63-44 loss at Viterbo Tuesday.
Both teams struggled on the offensive end, with the Knights shooting 33.3 percent from the floor, while Viterbo shot 33.9. The two teams also turned the ball over often, with MLC turning it over 30 times, while Viterbo had 26.
The V-Hawks were able to dominate the rebound area, however, to make up for their inefficient offense. Viterbo outrebounded MLC 46-28 overall, and 24-6 on the offensive end, leading to 18 second-chance points.
Viterbo took control of the game in the early moments of the first half, breaking open a 4-4 game with a 12-2 run. After pushing the lead as high as 13 in the first half, MLC went into halftime with a 12-point deficit at 30-18.
MLC came out strong to begin the second half with a 12-3 run, but the V-Hawks responded with an 11-1 run of their own to take command of the game for good.
Erica Babinec led the Knights with 14 points, while Amanda Burk joined her in double figures with 11 points, and also added eight rebounds. Sarah Free added nine points for MLC.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 1-5 on the season, while Viterbo improved to 4-7.
The Knights will return to action on Friday, December 10, when they travel to Wartburg for a 5 p.m. game.