NWC Eagles take championship in weekend tournament
The Northwestern men’s basketball team won the Nicolet National Bank Holiday Tournament in DePere, Wis., last week, defeating Edgewood College for the championship.
NWC’s Brian Lecheler was named the tournament MVP. Joining him on the all-tournament team were sophomore Gabe Jefferson and senior Stephen Hanson.
On the way to their championship win, the Eagles stripped the Green Knights from host-St. Norbert College of their 7-0 undefeated record in 2009-10 in a 72-70 final in the opening round of the tournament. St. Norbert, whose 7-0 start was their best since 1923, entered the game ranked No. 15 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.
With the tournament win, the Eagles climb to 6-6 overall (1-1 UMAC). NWC’s next game will be on the road at UMAC conference opponent Martin Luther College on January 8.
For more information about the Eagles tournament championship or win over St. Norbert College, visit www.nwceagles.com.
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