Columbia 63, Lutheran West 37
By Emilie Hausmann  
LutheranWest.com staff
Friday, January 10, 2014

COLUMBIA --  The Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season to the Columbia Raiders, 63-37, in a game which the winner found themselves on top of the conference.

After two quarters of play, Lutheran West and Columbia were tied at 24. It was in the third quarter that LW fell apart and the Raiders went on a 22-2 run that put the game away.

Through the duration of the third quarter, Columbia made six of nine three-point shots and scored 22 points to close out the quarter and take the win.

LW could not get into the flow of the game and suffered on both sides of the ball. Not only did their defense allow Columbia to take and make shots, their offense was missing and they seemed rattled and to be rushing things. As the Longhorns were trying to find themselves again, they seemed to be taking a break while the Raiders took advantage and continued to play.

The team was held to 1-12 on field goals during the quarter and their lone points came from senior Max Quinn that took the lead early in the half.

West also suffered without their leading scorer, junior Andrew O’Hara. O’Hara found himself in foul trouble as he picked up his second, third, and fourth fouls late in the second quarter and kept him on the bench for much of the second half.

Coach Alan Januzzi commented, “At halftime, with how we had played and being tied, I was pleased. In the third quarter, we weren’t converting and they played really well. It happens sometimes, where it snowballs when they’re playing well and we’re not.”

Senior Greg Kunze and Andrew O’Hara led the Longhorns with 7 points apiece.
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Fri 12/6/13
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Sat 12/7/13
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Tue 12/10/13
W, 67-52
Fri 12/13/13
W, 60-47
Tue 12/17/13
W, 66-42
Fri 12/20/13
W, 67-39
Fri 1/3/14
W, 64-62
Sat 1/4/14
W, 76-60
Tue 1/7/14
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Fri 1/10/14
L, 63-37
Tue 1/14/14
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Fri 1/17/14
W, 65-50
Sat 1/18/14
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2013-14 Coach Alan Januzzi
2011-12 through 2014-15
 

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