|Date:||February 2, 2019|
Coe College snapped Luther's three-game win streak, defeating the Norse 60-46 this afternoon in the Regents Center. Luther's 46 points was its lowest point production since the second game of last year, when it was defeated by Washington-St. Louis 45-68 Nov. 17, 2017.
Luther scored the first four points of the game, but was outscored 14-0 in the final five minutes of the first quarter. The Kohawks took their first lead (5-4) with 5:10 left in the first frame and never lost the lead the remainder of the game. Luther outscored Coe 15-10 in the second quarter and trailed 24-19 at halftime. Coe won quarters three and four 16-10 and 20-17 respectively.
Luther was frigid from the field shooting 26.2%. The Norse were 16-of-61 and 9-of-19 from the charity stripe. Coe finished the game shooting 40.9% and also won the battle of the boards 46-32.
Coe's Destiny Smith recorded a double-double scoring 14 points and collecting 12 rebounds. Jackie Feldt added 13 points and Sydney Schroder was credited with 10.
The loss gives Luther an American Rivers Conference record of 8-3, 9-9 overall. Coe won its third game in a row and is now 7-5 in league play, 13-8 overall.
Next week, Luther has three games on the schedule, two that are on the road. The week begins with a trip to Simpson College on Monday, Feb. 4. Wednesday, Feb. 6 the Norse will host league leading Knights of Wartburg College and finish the week at Central College on Saturday, Feb. 9.
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