Box Score GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Maranatha needed the final minutes of Thursday’s match against #5 Great Lakes to win 84-80, advancing to the semifinal round of the NCCAAII Midwest Regional Tournament in a rematch against #1 Northland International. Maranatha defeated Great Lakes, 75-73 in overtime at the beginning of the season and now face [Continue Reading...]
DUNBAR, Wis. – In an intense rivalry matchup between Northland and Maranatha, the Pioneers came out on top for a 73-65 NCCAAII Midwest Region win. Both teams started slow for a 9-9 tie, but the tide slowly turned in Northland’s favor, as the Pioneers garnered a 22-14 lead with 6:51 left in the first. The [Continue Reading...]
Maranatha women’s basketball is the primary focus of today’s Insider, as we hear interviews with two of our key players. We also touch on some end-of-season stats for the volleyball team, and give you an update on men’s basketball. If you are receiving this post via email, click here to watch the video.
Box Score WATERTOWN, Wis. – In the last home game of their career, seniors Matthew McGivern, Matt Hunter and Joel Borchardt almost led Maranatha to an upset over the #2 team in the North Division, Concordia Wisconsin, losing just 67-62 on Tuesday evening. The Falcons carried a 16-9 lead in the first period before McGivern [Continue Reading...]
Box Score AURORA, Ill. – Maranatha was simply over matched against the #1 team in the South Division, the Aurora Spartans, losing 108-52 on Saturday afternoon. The high-powered Spartan offense shot 59% from the field and 48% from three-point range in the game and allowed just one Maranatha player in double-digits, junior forward Scott Sutter [Continue Reading...]
Box Score WATERTOWN, Wis. – The men’s basketball team gave Lakeland a test in the first half, but could not keep pace in the second period, losing 82-71 on Thursday evening against the #1 team in the North Division of the Northern Athletics Conference. Sophomore guard Tanner Moses (Lodi, Wis.) gave Maranatha an early 7-6 [Continue Reading...]
Box Score WATERTOWN, Wis. – Playing in its second straight game without injured forward Joel Borchardt (Watertown, Wis.), Maranatha struggled shutting down scoring lanes, losing 96-92 to Dayspring Bible on Tuesday evening. Dayspring’s leading scorers Javaughn Freeman and Daniel Fontana had 34 and 24 points respectively, and could often be seen cutting to the basket. [Continue Reading...]
Mike McGivern and Paul Wollersheim were joined by Wisconsin Lutheran head basketball coach Ryan Walz, as they spoke with Maranatha head men’s basketball coach Keith Salscheider on Sports Radio 1250 WSSP in Milwaukee. The interview came after a run of three wins for the Crusaders team. The guys talk over Coach Salscheider’s experience as a [Continue Reading...]
Box Score WATERTOWN, Wis. – Maranatha put up a fight against the Benedictine Eagles despite missing seniors Matthew McGivern (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Joel Borchardt (Watertown, Wis.), losing 70-59 on Saturday evening. Borchardt missed the game due to an ankle injury while McGivern was out with flu-like symptoms. Maranatha endured through a rough first half in [Continue Reading...]
In the first Sports Insider of 2013, Kellen Farnham reviews the fall sports season and gives us an update on Men’s and Women’s basketball. He also introduces Kyle Kutz, a two-sport athlete who is currently playing small forward for the Crusader basketball team.