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WBY Shootout: Wisconsin Lutheran 71, Milwaukee Marquette 60

Wisconsin Lutheran was in control from the start of their game against Milwaukee Marquette and came away with a 71-60 victory in the WBY Shootout at Concordia University.

After one quarter, the game was relatively close with Wisconsin Lutheran only leading 17-10, but they quickly opened up their lead in the second quarter.  Wisconsin Lutheran was able to turn turnover after turnover into points on the offensive end and take a commanding 41-20 lead at the half.

The second half played out very similar to the first half with Wisconsin Lutheran remaining in control throughout the game and eventually winning 71-60 with Milwaukee Marquette cutting the lead in the final minutes.

Quick Thoughts:
  • One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about Wisconsin Lutheran teams is their constant high effort under Coach Ryan Walz and his father Dale Walz before him.  I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a team handle the pressure from Wisconsin Lutheran in the first half only to see that same team turn the ball over again and again in the second quarter.  The pressure and effort on the defensive end is constant throughout all games and that is a testament to great coaching.
  • Anthony Carver does a really nice job on the glass.  He is only 6’3”, but you would think he is nearly seven feet tall.  He does a really great job with his body and is just one of those players that really understands where rebounds will fall and how to position himself for those rebounds.
  • Marquette junior Garrison Goode is a very intriguing player.  At 6’7”, Griffin has the frame play down low and has a ton of athleticism.  He could be a solid player going forward.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran senior Jamare’ Griffin is smooth going to the rack.  He really did a nice job finishing in the open court.
  • The efficiency in which Wisconsin Lutheran converts a turnover into points is staggering.
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12/26/2013 7:38PM
WBY Shootout: Wisconsin Lutheran 71, Milwaukee Marquette 60
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