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It took an extra five minutes to decide this Iowa Conference battle for first place and in the end it was Luther 62, Buena Vista 56. The win not only keeps the Norse unbeaten and in first place in the league standings, but it also snapped the Beavers 10-game win streak.
With the game knotted up at 53-53 with 2:24 left in overtime, a Tyler Wedemeier conventional three-point play, gave the Norse the lead for good. Luther outscored Buena Vista 13-7 in the extra frame.
Wedemeier led the Norse with 19 points. Zach Matos-Pritchard also tallied double digits with 13. John Androus, who grabbed a team high 10 rebounds, chipped in nine, while Brian Nnaoji provided eight points off the bench.
The Beaver's Wes Nordquist produced a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Troy Ticknor was next with 12.
The win gives Luther a league record of 4-0, 11-4 overall. Buena Vists is now 3-1, 11-4.
The Norse begin a three-game road trip with a date at Coe College on Saturday, Jan. 19. This game will be audio streamed and is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.
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