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Luther College kicked off the 2011-12 Iowa Conference schedule with a hard fought 61-55 victory over Wartburg College tonight in the Regents Center.
The Norse took an 11-9 lead at 13:23 remaining in the first half, went on a 14-2 run, and led throughout the rest of the game. The Knights never came within nine points of Luther in the second half, until a three-pointer by Jamal Wright at the buzzer.
John Androus led Luther with 14 points, Dane Larson scored 11, and Tyler Wedemeier chipped in eight points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots. Eleven different players scored for the Norse.
Wartburg's Jordan Sathoff led all scorers with 15. Jamal Wright chipped in 10 and Kirk Sidey finished with nine. Eddie Diemer grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots.
The victory gives the Norse an overall record of 4-1, while Wartburg fell to 3-4.
Luther's will travel to Loras College on Saturday, Dec. 3. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. and will be audio streamed as well as broadcast on 1240 AM KWLC.
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