PLYMOUTH, Wis. -- Visiting Alverno College left Woltzen Gymnasium with a 59-51 loss at the hands of host Lakeland College on Tuesday night in a Northern Athletics Conference North Division battle.
The game featured 15 lead changes and three ties, but the host Muskies (2-5, 2-2 NAC) acquired the final lead, 39-37, on a pair of free throws with 7 minutes, 31 seconds left in the game.
Lakeland increased its lead to seven, 49-42, on a three-point play with just under two minutes to go, and kept the spread at two possessions the remainder of the contest.
Anna Boteva's fifth 3-pointer of the contest on the next possession cut the lead to four, but it was as close as the Inferno (3-3, 2-2 NAC) would get the rest of the way.
Lakeland responded with a short jumper on the next possession and went 8-for-8 on its final four trips to the foul line to seal the victory.
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.
Alverno gets back to action on Thursday at Edgewood College in its third-straight road contest. The conference game will tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Madison.