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Luther wrapped up its non-conference schedule and trip to Atlanta, Ga., with a 66-54 victory over Anderson University (IN). Today's game was played at Dorough Field House on the campus of Oglethorpe University and was the final game for the Norse in the Country Inn and Suites Holiday Tournament.
After holding a slim 31-30 lead at halftime, the Norse stepped up their defensive effort in the second frame and held the Ravens to 27.6 percent. The result was a 35-24 advantage en route to the final tally.
Nellie Nelson and Taylor Johnson once again led the Norse attack. Nelson tallied 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Johnson was credited with 20 points and 10 boards. Johnson also blocked four shots.
Meagan Koepnick and Logan Hjerleid were next with six points each followed by Rachel Stenhaug with five.
The win increased Luther's overall record to 8-3, its best start since the 2006-07 campaign. Anderson fell to 2-7.
Luther will be off until Saturday, Jan. 5 when they will host Loras College for the Iowa Conference opener for both clubs at 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586