|Date:||January 24, 2018|
Luther remained in second place in the Iowa Conference standings after defeating Nebraska Wesleyan University 100-68 tonight in the Regents Center. The Norse posted the century mark for the first time since Dec. 7, 2016 when they defeated Simpson College 102-66.
The Norse blistered the nets shooting 55.4 percent (41-74), while holding the Prairie Wolves to 36.9 percent (24-65). The Norse were credited with 28 assists and won the battle of the boards 47-29. The 28 assists fell two shy of the single game school record set Nov. 30, 2013 during Luther's 108-93 road victory over North Central Colllege (IL).
Laura Hamilton led the Norse attack posting career highs for points (20) and assists (8). She also was credited with five steals, one shy of her career best in this category.
Claire Marburger had another solid night offensively, leading all scorers with 24 points. Sarah Holtz matched her career best adding 16 points off the bench. Grayson Schroeder, who dished out a career high eight assists, tallied 11 and Madison Spence was credited with 10. Spence and Marburger led the team with seven rebounds each.
The Prairie Wolves were led by Caitlin Navratil with 21 and Macy Gustafson with 11.
The win gives Luther a league record of 7-3, 13-8 overall. NWU fell to 3-7 in the IIAC, 12-7 overall.
Luther will get a nice one week break. The next game will be at home against Simpson College on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6:00 p.m.
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