January 14, 2013

Alverno Hosts Lakeland In North Division Rematch

MILWAUKEE -- Lakeland College visits Milwaukee this Tuesday in a rematch versus host Alverno College in Reiman Gymnasium at 7 p.m.

Tuesday marks the second game of the season's home-and-away series of the two Northern Athletics Conference North Division foes. The Muskies won the early December meeting up in Plymouth, 59-51, as the Inferno could not hang on to a one-point halftime lead.

The game featured 15 lead changes and three ties, but the Muskies acquired the final lead, 39-37, on a pair of free throws with 7 minutes, 31 seconds left in the game.

Anna Boteva led Alverno with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor -- all of which were beyond the 3-point arc -- Devon Gorman added 10 points and Kayla Kennedy eight. Leah Eisner got a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Muskies, as she was one of four Muskie players to score double-figures.

Lakeland (7-10, 5-5 NAC) is 5-5 since the December victory, whereas Alverno (10-6, 7-2) has posted a 7-3 record since the meeting which includes five-straight league-victories.

Alverno is just a half-game back of first place in the division, while the Lakeland is three games back in fifth place.

The all-time series advantage is 14-2 in the Muskies' favor, which includes victories in the last three meetings, but the teams have split the last two meetings in Reiman Gymnasium.

Alverno will provide live stats and video with links available on athletics.alverno.edu.

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