|Date:||December 29, 2018|
|Time:||12:00 pm||Results:||W 80-78||Location:||Community School of Naples, Florida|
Luther outscored Suffolk University (MA) 6-1 in the final 2:24 of their first game of the Naples Shootout to record an 80-78 come-from-behind victory. The Norse led by as many as nine points in the first half and held a 39-35 advantage at halftime. Sullfolk took its first lead in the second half with 15 minutes remaining and held the lead until a three-point basket by James Kappus gave the Norse a 79-78 lead with 10 seconds left in the game. Eight seconds later Jadyn Torres finished the game making one of two free throws.
Kappus finished the game with a season high 20 points that included a 6-of-8 performance from behind the three-point line. His six treys was one shy of the single game school record.
The Norse shot 43.3% that included 11-of-27 from behind the arch. The Norse were also 11-of-18 from the charity stripe and won the battle of the boards 42-39.
The win was the third in a row for the Norse who are now 5-4 overall. Suffolk University fell to 5-5.
Luther will wrap up its trip to Naples, Florida tomorrow when it will face Connecticut College at 2:00 p.m. (EST).
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Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586