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Buena Vista University - Recap

  • Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Storm Lake, Iowa

Luther posted its second win in a row, defeating Buena Vista University 69-66 this afternoon in Siebens Fieldhouse. 

The Norse led by as many as 17 points in the first half, but found themselves in a battle late in the fourth frame. Buena Vista's Holly Schneider, who finished the afternoon with 16 points, knocked down a three-pointer with seven minutes left in the game, to give the Beavers their second lead of the contest since they made the opening basket and led 2-0. The Beavers extended their lead to four, only to see Luther level the score 66-66 with 1:28 remaining. Laura Hamilton scored what proved to be the game winner, assisted by Sarah Holtz, with 51 seconds left in the game. 

Holtz led the Norse attack producing a career high 20 points. Holtz was 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. She fell one rebound shy of posting a double-double collecting a game high nine. 

Madison Spence had her best outing of the year scoring 17, while Kaylee Parks chipped in a career high 15. Spence also recorded a career high five blocked shots.

Buena Vista was led by Erin Gerke who led all scorers with 21 points.

Box Score

The win gives Luther an American Rivers Conference record of 3-1, 4-7 overall. Buena Vista fell to 0-5 in league play, 5-9 overall.

Luther travels to league leading Wartburg College on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Tip-off is slated for 6:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586

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