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Luther battled one of the top teams in the Iowa Conference tonight in the Regents Center but was defeated by Loras 55-41.
A 12-4 run by the Duhawks in the final six minutes of the first half, combined with connecting on 50 percent of their attempts in the second frame, proved to be the difference in the ball game.
Rachel Stenhaug was the only Luther player to reach double digits with 11. Taylor Nelson and Nellie Nelson tallied seven points each, while Sam Cuvelier chipped in six off the bench.
Loras was led by 6-3 Melissa Herrmann who almost recorded a triple-double. Herrmann scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and also had nine blocked shot. Kelly Rogowski also reached double digits with 11.
The loss drops Luther's Iowa Conference record to 2-8, 5-14 overall. Loras improved to 7-3 in league play, 12-7 overall.
Luther travels to Wartburg College on Saturday, Jan. 28. This game will be audio streamed and begins at 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586