|Date:||November 25, 2017|
|Time:||5:00 pm||Results:||61-62||Location:||La Crosse, Wis.|
Luther was defeated by UW-La Crosse 62-61 at Mitchell Hall in tonight's first game of the Holiday Inn Express Thanksgiving Classic hosted by UWL.
With the score tied 38-38 at the half, UWL scored the first 10 points of the third quarter and outscored the Norse in the frame 18-7. Luther battled back and had the ball with 10 seconds remaining and had two shots falls short as time expired.
Katie Waller led the offensive attack with 21 points that included a 3-for-4 performance from behind the three-point line. Claire Marburger also tallied double digits with 13. Grayson Schroeder came off the bench and chipped in eight.
Luther shot 35.9 percent while UWL connected on 32.8 percent. Both teams scored 13 points off turnovers, but UWL had four more second chance points 17-13.
The loss drops Luther's overall record to 2-3. UWL leveled its record to 2-2.
The Norse will wrap up the two-day classic against UW-Oshkosh tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.
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