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Luther posted a 61-53 victory over Central College this afternoon in the Regents Center.
The Norse held a 34-18 halftime lead, but watched that lead disappear in the first 10 minutes of the second half, as the Dutch outscored the Norse 23-7 and tied the game at 41-41. The Norse never relinquished the lead and responded by putting together a 20-12 run down the stretch en route to the victory.
Katie Etter led a trio of double digit scores. Etter tallied a game high 14 points thanks to a 3-for-6 effort from behind the three-point line. Taylor Johnson and Rachel Stenhaug added 10 points each, while Logan Hjerleid chipped in nine.
Alyssa Schwartz was the only Central player in double digits with 12. Sarah Paulson had nine and Kenzi Vander Molen chipped in seven.
The win gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 3-11, 6-17 overall. Central falls to 1-13 in league action, 6-17 overall.
The Norse finish the season with two road games next week. On Wednesday, Feb. 15 the Norse will travel to Buena Vista University. On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Norse travel to Coe College. The Buena Vista game begins at 6:00 p.m., while the start time in Cedar Rapids is slated for 2:00 p.m.
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