|Date:||February 15, 2017|
|Time:||8:00 pm||Results:||62-74||Location:||Indianola, Iowa|
Simpson College defeated Luther tonight at the Cowles Fieldhouse 74-62. The Storm never trailed in this contest and held a 36-31 advantage at halftime. Luther won the battle of the boards 40-29, but were outscored in the paint 38-24. The Storm shot 46.6 percent, while the Norse shot 42.9 percent.
Jared Nicolaisen led a trio of double digit scorers for the Norse. Nicolaisen tallied 16 points. Ray Whitlock chipped in 12 and Markell Lucas was credited with 11. Nicoliaisen and Christian Wright led the team with six boards each.
Simpson's Sam Amsbaugh matched Nicolaisen with 16 points. Sabonis Smith was next with 13, while Ryan Skaar and Austin Turner produced 12 and 11 respectively.
The loss gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 2-13, 4-18 overall. Simpson improved to 9-7 in league play, 16-9 overall.
Luther will wrap up the 2016-17 campaign this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18. The Norse will host the Dutch of Central College. Start time is slated for 4:00 p.m.
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