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Wartburg College outscored Luther 8-0 in the final three minutes of play en route to a 70-63 victory over the Norse in the Regents Center. Two free throws by Carrie Kilen at the 3:00 mark gave the Norse a short lived 63-62 lead, after trailing by as many as five at the midway point of the second stanza.
Taylor Johnson led all scorers pouring in a game high 27 points. Johnson entered the game needing 13 points to record her 1,000th point. She joins an elite group becoming the 11th player in women's basketball history to achieve this mark. Johnson also tallied her 12th double-double of the year collecting a team high 12 rebounds.
Meagan Koepnick also reached double digits with 14, while Kilen was one point shy with nine.
Four Knights tallied double figures led by Kailey Kadivo, who also had a double-double, with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Baileigh O'Brien and Carly Jacobs added 11, while Abi Weidemann chipped in 10.
The loss gives Luther an overall regular season record of 13-12, 5-9 in the Iowa Conference. The Norse will be the No. 6 seed for the Iowa Conference Tournament that will begin next Tuesday, Feb. 19. Luther will travel to University of Dubuque (8-6) that secured the No. 3 seed with a 60-51 win over rival Loras College (7-7). Wartburg (9-5) will be the No. 2 seed following today's victory and will receive a first round bye.
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