|Date:||January 10, 2018|
Nationally ranked No. 6 Wartburg College remained unbeaten defeating Luther 85-65 tonight in Levick Arena. The Knights never trailed and led by as many as 35 points at the midway mark of the second quarter.
Trailing by 28 at halftime (53-25), the Norse battled back to within 12 (70-58) with a little over seven minutes remaining in the game, but it was as close as they would get to the Knights the rest of the way.
Claire Marburger and Laura Hamilton led the Norse attack. Marburger poured in a game high 27 points, while Hamilton added 12.
The Knights had five players produced double figures. Aryn Jones had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Miranda Murphy led the team with 17 points, while both Katie Sommer and Kristie Sommer chipped in 15 each. Emma Gerdes completed the list with 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
The loss gives Luther an Iowa Conference mark of 4-2, 10-7 overall. Wartburg improved to 5-0 in league play, 14-0 overall.
Luther is off until Monday, Jan. 15 when it will host the University of Dubuque at 6:00 p.m.
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