Women Drop Home Opener
NEW ULM, Minn. - The women's basketball team dropped its second straight game to start the season by the score of 82-53 to UW-River Falls Thursday night.
The Falcons frustrated the Knights all game with their ball movement on the offensive end, leading to open shooters that took advantage of their opportunities. UW-River Falls shot 9-20 from the three-point line for the game, and finished with 24 assists.
River Falls took control of the game in the first half, building a double-digit lead in the early going and never looking back. After a poor start, the Knights hung around with timely baskets to keep within striking distance, but still went into the half trailing 39-25.
The Knights continued to struggle offensively in the second half, shooting just 33.3 percent on 10-30 for the half, and also committing 17 of their 29 turnovers for the game after the break. The Falcons built on their lead late in the game to finish off with the final 29-point margin.
For the second game in a row, Sarah Free (Plover, Wis./LPS) led the Knights in scoring with 15 points on 6-11 shooting from the floor. Emily Boldt (Mukwonago, Wis./LPS) finished with eight points, six rebounds and three blocks, while Carrie Fritzler (Deford, Mich./MLS) had six points, eight rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 0-2 on the early season, and will return to action tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 20) when it travels to Grinnell to face Bemidji State. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m.[BOX SCORE]