SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Leading NAC scorers Jake Schwarz and Justin Ward scored 28 and 16 respectively to lead the Muskies to a 94-65 win over the Crusaders on Thursday night in Sheboygan.
Schwarz’s 28 points came off 61% field goal shooting and 50% three-point shooting while Ward was 6-12 from field goal range.
The Crusaders opened with an 8-5 lead before Lakeland tied it up and slowly built a 48-30 lead headed into the halftime break.
The Muskies never looked back, shooting 53.8% from the field for the game to simply overpower the Crusaders.
Freshman center Brett Cashner (Urbana, Ill.) put together the best game of his short career by posting 22 points off 65% field goal shooting with five rebounds.
Sophomore guard Matt Hunter (Pontiac, Ill.) scored an efficient 14 points, while junior forward Joel Borchardt (Watertown, Wis.) tallied six points and nine rebounds.
Maranatha will host Rockford College on Saturday, January 28 at 8:15 p.m.