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Buena Vista University defeated Luther 86-71 tonight at the Siebens Fieldhouse in Storm Lake. The Beavers took control early as they connected on 9-of-18 three-point attempts in the first half and held a 52-42 lead at halftime.
Four Norse scored in double digits led by Rachel Stenhaug who poured in a career high 24 points. Stenhaug was 7-of-13 from the field that included a 3-for-6 effort from behind the three-point line. She was also a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe.
Logan Hjerleid was next with 14, followed by Taylor Johnson with 11 and Mackenzie Pierson who tallied a career high 10.
Buena Vista was led by Jessica Christensen with 23. Susan Kies and Laura Hilby added 19 and 14 respectively.
The loss gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 3-12, 6-18 overall. Buena Vista improved to 6-9 in the IIAC, 11-13 overall.
Luther will wrap up the season at Coe College this Saturday, Feb. 18. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586