Over the weekend, Taylor Jandrin and the Lakeland Muskies traveled to Wisconsin Lutheran College for round one of the Northern Athletics Conference Tournament, but came out on the losing end 65 to 40. Jandrin, a 2009 graduate of Southern Door started and played 32 minutes, and played well despite only scoring via a free throw.
Lakeland entered the game as the eight seed making the tournament by winning four straight and then a tiebreaker. In a physical game from start to finish, the Muskies stayed with the top seeded Warriors for most of the contest.
Both teams played well defensively in the first half, keeping their opponent under thirty percent shooting. The Warriors took a 24-18 lead into halftime, and quickly got the lead to double digits early in the second half. Lakeland made a comeback cutting the lead to three with 7:10 left remaining in the game, but the Warriors responded with a run of their own including four consecutive three pointers putting the game out of reach for good. The most crucial stat was outside shooting. The Muskies struggled only making three out of twenty, whereas the Warriors were seven for sixteen.
The Muskies finish the season with a record of (12-14). “Our season had a lot of ups and downs, and we surprised a lot of teams this year,” Jandrin said. “I am glad we got to make the tournament for our seniors.”
Jandrin finishes her junior season leading the Muskies in field goal, three-point and free throw percentage. Jandrin averaged nine points and three assists a game. On the season, Jandrin scored a total of 230 points, made 42 threes, and made 38 out of 47 free throws.
Wisconsin Lutheran (23-2) moves on to play Benedictine Thursday in the Northern Athletics Conference semi-finals where the winner will move on to the Championship game and get the automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament.