MEQUON, Wis. – Madelyn Landgraf scored 20 points to lead Concordia University Wisconsin, but it was Benedictine University's hot shooting that led them to a 74-62 victory on Saturday afternoon inside the R. John Buuck Field House.
CUW couldn't slow down BU in either half of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference game, as the Eagles shot 52.0 percent for the game, while the Falcons could only hit 39.0 percent of their field goals. The momentum shifted in the opening half in favor of the visitors after they put together a 22-7 scoring run during an eight-minute stretch before halftime.
The Falcons clawed their way back to within six points with 15:10 to play in the game. However, they missed six field goals and turned the ball over three times during the next five minutes, which allowed the Eagles (3-5, 3-0 NACC) to rebuild their double-digit advantage.
Landgraf (junior, Elkhart Lake, Wis.) knocked down a trio of long balls for the Falcons, to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Freshman Audrey Scharmer (Winona, Minn.) scored 11 points, her third straight game in double-figures, while freshman Brianna Wagner (Fond du lac, Wis.) had eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds (four offensive) off the bench.
Meghan Novak led BU with 17 points (on 7-of-10 shooting), seven rebounds and four assists. Vincenza Ranallo ended with 15 points and four assists, while Jasma Williams netted nine points off the bench.
BU finished with a 30-18 lead in bench points, while CUW had a 10-4 advantage in second chance scoring. Both teams combined for 62 points in the paint and 39 points off turnovers.
CUW (4-2, 2-2 NACC) returns to action on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. NACC game at Lakeland College.