|Date:||December 20, 2012 - December 21, 2012|
Luther won its first of two games at the Oglethorpe University Country Inn and Suites Holiday Tournament defeating Howard Payne (TX) 78-74.
After Howard Payne took its first lead of the game (68-66) with just under seven minutes remaining in the game. Luther responded with a 12-6 run down the stretch to secure the victory.
The inside duo of Taylor Johnson and Nellie Nelson combined for 42 of Luther's point total. Johnson had a huge night pouring in 30 points and collecting a career high 20 rebounds. Nelson also produced a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards. Rachel Stenhaug was the third Norse to tally double digits with 12.
The win gives Luther an overall record of 7-3. Howard Payne fell to 6-2.
The Norse will wrap up their trip to Atlanta facing Anderson University (IN) at 6:00 p.m. (est) tomorrow.
Sponsor: Basketball (women)
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586