MLC Rallies to Top Doane
Midland Lutheran out-scored the Tigers by 14 points in the second half on Tuesday evening as the Warriors erased a six-point Doane lead at halftime to top the Tigers, 64-56. Both teams shot fairly well, hitting nearly 45-percent of their shot attempts. The difference in the game came from rebounding where the Warriors had 11 offensive rebounds that led to a 14-3 advantage in second chance points.
MLC scored the first four points of the game but Doane responded with eight of their own to take an 8-4 lead in the first five minutes of play. The largest lead for the Tigers in the first half was the six point lead they took into halftime.
Doane built an eight point lead with 13:32 remaining in the game but the Warriors responded with a 22-7 run over nine minutes to take a 57-50 lead over the Tigers. Doane cut the lead to three points with 31 seconds remaining but MLC hit 5-of-6 free throw attempts to close out the game.
The Tigers were paced by Tyler Cyboron's 11 points in the game. Bryan Meyer came off the bench to add 10 points. Zach Moult led the Tigers with seven rebounds and Trent Schlautman, Austin Benson and Brett McFarland posted three assists apiece for Doane.
Midland Lutheran was led by Jason Ahrens' 26 points while Zach Rosenboom posted 17 points for the Warriors. Chad Langemeier had a game-high 10 rebounds.