|Date:||February 10, 2018|
|Time:||4:00 pm||Results:||86-95||Location:||Pella, Iowa|
Central College defeated Luther this afternoon in P.H. Kuyper Gym by a final of 95-86. The Norse trailed by as many as 25 points (80-55) midway through the second half and battled back and pulled to within eight (89-81) thanks to a 26-9 run. The Dutch sealed the victory making six free throws in the final two minutes of the game.
The Norse shot 42.6 percent (29-68) and out rebounded the Dutch 40-31. The Dutch shot well all afternoon connecting on 53 percent (34-64) of their attempts. The Norse made 12 three-point buckets and the Dutch made 13.
Central was led by Malik Wildermuth who poured in a game high 32 points. Kyle Smith was next with 20, while Jamel McKnight tallied 17 and Caden Mauck chipped in 13.
The loss gives Luther a league record of 0-14, 5-18 overall. Central leveled its league record to 7-7, 10-13 overall.
Luther will play its final road game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 14 when it will travel to the University of Dubuque. This game is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
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