Lutheran West 83, Lutheran East 66
By Emilie Hausmann  
LutheranWest.com staff
Friday, February 22, 2013

LUTHERAN EAST --  The Lutheran West Men’s Basketball team closed out their regular season with a win on the road versus sister-school Lutheran East. The Longhorns pulled away from the Falcons with four minutes remaining in the game and clinched the 83-66 win in the last minute of play by going nine for ten from the free throw line.

The Longhorns struggled through the first eight minutes of play, missing easy baskets and points. The first quarter ended with the Longhorns leading with a one point advantage. In the second quarter, West focused on making those baskets and finishing their shots. Both teams played strong offense in the second quarter, with West going into the half with a 45-38 lead.

Lutheran East came out of halftime strong to test the Longhorns. Once again, LW had trouble making their easy baskets and had some critical missed opportunities. Conversely, the Falcons were able to clean up their play and make a run on the Longhorns that carried into the fourth.

With 5:47 left in the game, East brought the game within three points, to 61-58. The Falcons struggled from that point on, however, and were restrained by a tough Longhorn defense that stepped up at that critical point in the game. East attempted to stop the clock by fouling in the last minute, but their plan backfired when junior Greg Kunze made seven free throws to put the game away.

Kunze was a big factor on the floor for the Longhorns and led the team with 25 points. Senior Dan Hillenbrand was also a big presence in LW’s inside game and put up an additional 24 points.

The team finishes the regular season at 11-11 overall and 9-7 in conference play.
 
 
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Fri 11/30/12
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Tue 12/4/12
W, 80-19
Fri 12/7/12
L, 52-49
Tue 12/11/12
L, 44-43
Fri 12/14/12
W, 63-59
Tue 12/18/12
W, 66-60
Sat 12/22/12
L, 47-43
Fri 1/4/13
W, 68-60
Tue 1/8/13
L, 64-62
Fri 1/11/13
L, 69-53
Tue 1/15/13
L, 67-46
Fri 1/18/13
L, 77-64
Tue 1/22/13
W, 71-60
Fri 1/25/13
W, 83-42
Tue 1/29/13
W, 62-56
Fri 2/1/13
W, 58-32
Tue 2/5/13
L, 79-70
Fri 2/8/13
W, 58-43
Tue 2/12/13
L, 80-68
Fri 2/15/13
L, 77-64
Tue 2/19/13
W, 60-52
Fri 2/22/13
W, 83-66
Wed 2/27/13
W, 60-47
Sat 3/2/13
L, 61-43
2012-13 Coach Alan Januzzi
2011-12 through 2014-15
 

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