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Brooklyn 64, Lutheran West 62
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

BROOKLYN --  Lutheran West finished a five game road trip with a disappointing two point loss to the Hurricanes of Brooklyn, after leading most of the game.

The Longhorns finished the series of road games 3-2—and more importantly 3-1 in conference play.  The strong road play over the last month brought them back into the conference dialogue, but a win last night would have put them within two games of conference leading Columbia. 

Unfortunately, things did not go the way the Longhorns planned last night.  Up ten points with three minutes to play, it appeared the Longhorns had won their fourth conference game in a row.  Brooklyn was not daunted by a seemingly insurmountable deficit, finishing the game on an 11-1 run and shocking the Longhorns. 

The final possessions broke down like this.  LW was leading 61-59 when junior Chris Scott missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:47 to play.  Brooklyn then took the lead for the first time since early in the second quarter with a three-pointer to put the score at 62-61 with about a minute left.  After LW failed to score on their next possession, Brooklyn extended their lead to 64-61 with 23 seconds remaining on two free throws.

West scored its final point with seven seconds left when junior Greg Kunze made the front end of a 1-and-1, and then missed the second on purpose, hoping that LW could secure the rebound and put up a tying shot.  Unfortunately Brooklyn grabbed the rebound and the game was over.

Senior Dan Hillenbrand led LW with 17 points.  Sophomore Andrew O’Hara finished with 14.

LW finds itself tied with Brooklyn for third place in the PAC-12 Stripes Division, three games behind undefeated Columbia.  LW hosts the Raiders on Friday.
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