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No. 2 ranked Augustana-Rock Island scored the first 13 points en route to an 87-59 victory over Luther in the first of two games for both teams at the Just A Game Holiday Shootout held in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
The Vikings scored 36 points in the paint to Luther's 12 and shot 52.5 percent from the field. The Vikings also won the battle of the boards 39-29. The Norse connected on 38 percent with eight of their 19 field goals coming from behind the three-point line.
Thirteen different players scored for the Norse led by Jake Martin and Nathan Meyer with 11 and 10 points respectively. Christian Wright was next with eight.
The loss drops Luther's overall record to 4-5. Augustana improved to 9-1.
Luther will wrap up its two day trip tomorrow night when it will play UW-Superior. Start time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586