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Luther lost a hard-fought 69-76 decision to Wartburg College this afternoon in the Regents Center.
Wartburg led 35-33 at halftime and extended their lead by as many as 14 with just over eight minutes remaining in the second stanza. The Norse battled back and pulled to within four (66-70), but it proved to be as close as the Norse would get to the Knights the rest of way.
John Androus once again paced the Norse offensive attack producing a double-double scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, both game highs. Jake Martin (13), Cale Austin (12) and Aaron Huber (11) completed the list of double digit scorers.
Wartburg was led the Thomas Perkins 16-point effort. Eddie Diemer, who led the Knights with five assists, tallied 13, while Taylor Jacobsmeier chipped in 12.
The loss drops Luther's Iowa Conference record to 0-2, 8-5 overall. Wartburg leveled its league record to 1-1, 7-6 overall.
The Norse will travel to University of Dubuque on Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a game scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
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