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Luther wrapped up its trip to Santa Cruz, California dropping a 61-55 overtime decision to Pacific University (OR) at Kaiser Permanente Arena, home of the Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA G League team affiliated with the Golden State Warriors. This was the second game for the Norse at the Hyatt December Classic hosted by UC Santa Cruz.
Pacific University put together a 16-6 run in the final 10 minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime with the score tied at 50-50. The Boxers outscored the Norse 11-5 in overtime to secure the come-from-behind victory.
Luther was led by the trio of Sarah Holtz (14), Maggie Anderson (12) and Anna Edel (11). Anderson's point total was a career high.
Pacific was led by Courtney Carolan who poured in a game high 27 points, with 15 coming from behind the three-point line.
The loss was the third in a row for the Norse who are now 2-7 overall. Pacific University improved to 5-4.
Luther returns to action on Wednesday, January 2 when it will travel to Coe College. This American Rivers Conference contest will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586