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Despite outscoring Buena Vista 39-35 in the second half, Luther was never able to recover from a 15-point deficit after the first frame, as the Beavers defeated the Norse 75-64.
With the game knotted up 17-17, Buena Vista exploded for five three-pointers in the final nine minutes of the first half, that proved to be the difference in the game.
Taylor Johnson led the Norse attack with 12 points. Meagan Koepnick and Nellie Nelson also tallied double digits with 11 and 10 respectively.
Buena Vista was led by Susan Kies who scored a game high 20 points. Lexi Fisher was next with 17, while both Malarie Gilley and Sidney Beckman chipped in 10.
The loss drops Luther's Iowa Conference record to 1-6, 10-8 overall. Buena Vista improved to 2-5 in league play, 8-10 overall.
Luther will host Simpson College (6-1, 11-7) this Saturday, Feb. 1. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586