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Buena Vista University

  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Home

Luther pulled to within one game of first place thanks to a 79-72 victory over Buena Vista University this afternoon in the Regents Center.

Leading 42-29 at halftime, Luther needed to fight off a scrappy Buena Vista team that fell behind by 15 midway through the second half. With Luther leading 66-51, Buena Vista put together an 18-5 run and pulled two withing two (71-69). It proved to be as close as the Beavers would get the rest of the way.

Four Norse tallied double digits led by Meagan Koepnick who scored a game high 16. Kylie Romeo added 15, while Moran Lonning and Tayler Jenks finished with 13 and 12 respectively. Carrie Kilen led all rebounders with nine and Lonning dished out a game high six assists. 

Buena Vista was led by the trio of Lexi Fisher with 15, Jasmine Demers with 14 and Becca Pennington with 12. 

Box Score

The win gives Luther a conference mark of 7-3, 17-4 overall. Buena Vista fell to 2-8, 7-14. The victory was key for the Norse as they remain in the three-way tie for second place with Coe and Loras. Coe defeated league leaders Dubuque 70-56 this afternoon in Dubuque.

Iowa Conference standings

Next Wednesday, Luther travels to Loras. Game time is slated for 6:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586