Sendell, Danowski help Lawrence clip Muskies

Lawrence men's basketball action Brandon Danowski
Brandon Danowski (25) scored 22 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in Lawrence's win over Lakeland.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Brad Sendell and Brandon Danowski led a hot-shooting Lawrence University men's basketball team to a 92-73 nonconference victory over Lakeland University on Wednesday at Alexander Gymnasium.

Sendell scored 29 points and added three rebounds to lead Lawrence, which moved to 2-0 on the season. Sendeall went 7-for-17 from the floor, but he went 5-for-6 from 3-point range and was 10-for-10 from the foul line.

Danowski, a sophomore transfer playing in just his second game with the Vikings, recorded a double-double with 22 points and 19 rebounds. The rebounding total is the most for a Lawrence player since Chris Page grabbed 19 boards against Grinnell College on Feb. 28, 2009. Danowski hit 9-of-15 shots from the floor.

Lawrence shot 53.2 percent from the field, including a sizzling 64.7 percent on 3-pointers. The Vikings finished 11-for-17 from beyond the arc.

Mason Materna added 12 points, and Bryce Denham collected 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Lawrence. Vikings point guard Quinn Fisher chipped in with seven points and handed out a game-high eight assists.

Tony White led Lakeland (1-3) with 13 points.

Lawrence grabbed the early advantage and went on a 14-2 run to increase its lead to 40-23 with 5:17 remaining in the first half. Sendell scored seven points in that run, and Materna's jumper capped the outburst. The Muskies were able to rally and trimmed the margin to 46-34 at the half.

The Muskies cut Lawrence's lead to 51-42 early in the second half, but Lawrence responded by scoring the game's next 11 points to grab a 62-42 lead. Danowski scored seven points in that stretch and Sendell added the other four.

Lakeland chipped away at the lead and got the margin down to 12 at 71-59, but the Vikings countered with a 10-2 run. Sendell picked up four points during that run, and Denham's fastbreak layup put the Vikings back up by 20 at 81-61.

Lakeland didn't get closer than 17 points after that.