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Mitchell leads undefeated Warhawks to victory

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Gazette Staff
November 25, 2009

Dustin Mitchell led 11 UW-Whitewater scorers with 20 points, and the Warhawks toppled host Wisconsin Lutheran College, 96-66, in a nonconference college men’s basketball game Tuesday night.


Whitewater (3-0) led, 50-29, at halftime.


Dustin Mitchell, who was the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, added team-high eight rebounds and two blocks.


Mike Bendall scored 14 points, while Nolan Free and Alex Edmunds each added 12 points for the Warhawks.


Junior guard Phil Negri had 10 assists for the Warhawks, who are ranked 13th in the latest D3hoops.com poll.


The Warhawks shot 59 percent from the floor (37 of 63) and 95 percent from the line (17 of 18).


The Warhawks host the Commercial Bank Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Saturday in the Kachel Gym of Williams Center. On Friday, Aurora University plays Grinnell College at 5 p.m., with Whitewater taking on Loras College at 7.


On Saturday, Loras plays Aurora at 3 p.m., and Whitewater plays Grinnell at 5.


WHITEWATER 96, WIS. LUTHERAN 66

Whitewater (96)—Mitchell, 9-11 1-1 20; Bendall, 5-8 4-4 14; Free, 4-7 4-4 12; Negri, 2-3 0-0 6; Negri, 2-3 0-0 6; Vines, 2-4 0-0 4; Dantzler, 4-7 0-0 8; Ntambi, 0-0 0-0 0; Williams, 3-4 0-0 7; Knoble, 2-4 2-3 6; Hill, 0-2 2-2 3; Edmunds, 4-5 4-4 12; Shields, 0-0 0-0 0; Burns, 2-7 0-0 5; Craggs, 0-0 0-0 0; Kujath, 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 37-63 17-18 96.


Wisconsin Lutheran (66)—Merbach, 5-7 2-2 13; Siemers, 3-10 7-9 13; Burmeister, 2-6 1-2 6; Madson, 6-11 3-5 17; B. Ziesemer, 1-8 1-2 3; J. Ziesemer, 0-0 0-0 0; Buch, 3-4 0-0 6; Glasel, 0-1 2-2 2; Reed, 0-0 0-0 0; Demuth, 1-8 0-0 2; Siemers, 1-1 0-0 2; Burmeister, 0-2 0-0 0; Cupertino, 0-1 2-2 2; Strutz, 0-0 0-0 0; Williams, 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 22-59 18-24 66.


Whitewater 50 46—96


Wis. Lutheran 29 37—66


Three-point goals—Whitewater 5-13 (Mitchell 1-1, Free 0-2, Negri 2-3, Dantzler 0-2, Williams 1-2, Hill 0-1, Burns 1-2), Wis. Lutheran 4-22 (Merbach 1-2, Siemers 0-2, Burmeister 1-1, Madson 2-5, B. Ziesemer 0-5, Buch 0-1, Demuth 0-4, Burmeister 0-1, Cupertino 0-1). Rebounds—Whitewater 44 (Mitchell 8), Wis. Lutheran 24 (Madson 5). Assists—Whitewater 19 (Negri 10), Wis. Lutheran 11 (Demuth 3). Total fouls—Whitewater 18, Wis. Lutheran 16.


-- Beloit 73, Milwaukee School of Engineering 64—Patrick Kenny made 10 of 11 shots and scored 24 points to lead Beloit past visiting MSOE.


Edgerton High graduate Travis Towns and David Bremner each added 14 points and Derek Lovgren added 11 for the Buccaneers (1-3).


BELOIT 73, MSOE 64

MSOE (64)—Kearns, 4-6 1-1 10; Morgen, 1-3 0-0 3; Larson, 4-7 2-3 12; Off, 6-8 0-1 12; Meier, 4-8 0-0 9; Ahola 1-5 1-2 4; Osinaike, 0-0 0-0 0; Linzmeier, 2-3 0-0 6; Deacon, 0-4 0-0 0; Ricciardi, 2-4 3-4 8; Bohrer, 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-48 7-11 64.


Beloit (73)—Bremner, 4-8 4-4 14; Lovgren, 4-8 0-0 11; Kenny, 10-11 1-2 24; Towns, 5-9 3-4 14; Horton, 3-6, 2-3 8; Carrier, 1-2 0-0 2; McDonald, 0-0 0-0 0; Hackbarth, 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 27-48 7-11 73.


MSOE 32 22—64


Beloit 35 38—73


Three-point goals—MSOE 9-20 (Kearns 1-1, Morgen 1-2, Larson 2-4, Meier 1-1, Ahola 1-5, Linzmeier, 2-3, Deacon 0-3, Ricciardi 1-1), Beloit 9-20 (Bremner 2-5, Lovgren 3-5, Lemmu 3-3; Towns 1-5, Horton 0-2). Rebounds—MSOE 25 (Off 6), Beloit 22 (Kenny 9). Assists—MSOE 19 (Meier 5), Beloit 15 (Bremner, Horton, 4 each). Total fouls—MSOE 15, Beloit 14.



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