From site: Basketball (men)
|Date:||February 7, 2018|
Wartburg College defeated Luther 77-59 tonight in the Regents Center. Leading the Norse by just one point (33-32) at halftime, the Knights jumped to a double digit lead in the first eight minutes of the second frame thanks to a 24-6 run en route to the victory.
The first half had nine lead changes, four ties and neither team led by more then six points and both teams were 13-of-30 from the field. The Norse cooled off in the second frame shooting 36.8 percent (7-of-19), while the Knights warmed up and connected on 48.3 percent (14-of-29).
Jared Nicolaisen led the Norse with 19 points. Spencer Sturges also tallied double digits with 10.
Cam Kickbush and Jaran Sabus led the Knights scoring 20 points each. Josh Gehling was the third Knight to reach double digits with 12.
The loss gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 0-13, 5-17. Wartburg improved to 7-6 in the IIAC, 14-8 overall.
Luther travels to Central College this Saturday, Feb. 10. Start time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
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