Luther Prep flies past Marshall
The Luther Prep boys basketball team scored the first ten points of its first home game of the season and never looked back en route to topping Marshall 70-54 in a nonconference game on Friday.
Luke Schlomer scored a game-high 18 points and Alex Lawrence supplied 16 in the victory.
Luther Prep’s lead never dipped below doubles digits and the team held a 30-12 rebounding advantage in the first half.
Marshall made a couple of runs but the Phoenix were able to score in transition to maintain the lead.
“The guys did a great job of forcing them to their weak hands and contesting shots,” Luther Prep head coach Nate Kieselhorst said. “We challenged them to not let their man score and if he did it was their fault.”
Nathan de Galley scored nine points and Micah Kieselhorst added seven.
“Every time Marshall made a run we would stop the bleeding,” coach Kieselhorst said. “I give them credit for how they were able to do that. These guys haven’t had that opportunity to see how they were going to respond when teams make runs. Tonight we responded well.”
For Luther Prep (1-1), Schlomer was credited for running the floor well and scoring in transition while Lawrence attacked the glass tenaciously.
Gabe Stewart was the lone Marshall (0-2) player in double figures with 13 points.
Luther Prep plays versus Adams-Friendship on Saturday afternoon at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.
LUTHER PREP 70, MARSHALL 54
Marshall 22 32 — 54
Luther Prep 35 35 — 70
Marshall (fg-ft-tp) — Chadwick 2-1-6, Luzinski 0-2-2, Killerlain 1-3-5, Frank 1-2-4, Stewart 4-5-13, Denniston 3-0-8, Ward 2-2-6, Look 2-0-5, Freeman 0-1-1, Omeyja 1-0-2, Trischinski 0-2-2. Totals 16 18-31 54.
Luther Prep (fg-ft-tp) — Roeseler 1-6-8, Heckendorf 0-1-1, Lawrence 6-4-16, Kieselhorst 2-3-7, Gregorious 1-0-2, de Galley 4-1-9, Schlomer 8-0-18, Frick 2-1-6, Brands 1-0-3. Totals 26 16-24 70.
Three-point goals — M, Denniston 2, Chadwick, Look; LP, Schlomer 2, Frick, Brands.
Total fouls — M, 22; LP, 24.
Fouled out — M, Chadwick; LP, Roeseler.