Fairview 42, Lutheran West 35
By Tim Coulter  |  LutheranWest.com staff
Saturday, January 26, 2013

ROCKY RIVER --   The Longhorns rekindled their long-time running rivalry with Fairview after a scrappy and physical game that went down to the wire in the fourth quarter. Clutch free throws by Fairview and defensive stops led the Warriors to edge out the Longhorns in a crucial conference matchup.

The Longhorns and Warriors were evenly matched throughout the first half. At the end of the first quarter, Fairview was up 10-7 on the Longhorns. The two teams matched baskets and going into halftime, Fairview had a slight edge with a score of 20-17.

Coming out of halftime, the aggressiveness of both teams picked up tremendously.  The Longhorns turned over the ball during crucial scoring opportunities to double teams made by the Warriors. Down 30-25 in the third quarter, Lutheran West picked up momentum when seniors Bre Coreno and Lindsey Tomola hit key threes with 1:18 left in the quarter to give the Longhorns a 31-30 edge going into the fourth quarter.

Lutheran West and Fairview swapped baskets in the fourth quarter to keep the game close at 37-35 in favor of Fairview with a minute left in the game. However, Fairview was able to get key stops when the Longhorns needed to score in the last minute; one off an inbound play with forty seconds left that sealed Fairview’s win. The Longhorns were forced to foul, and Fairview was able to put in five key free throws to put the game away.

With the loss, the Longhorns fell two games behind Clearview in the conference championship race. However, the Longhorn’s next game is match against Clearview at home next Wednesday.
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Tue 11/27/12
L, 62-43
Sat 12/1/12
W, 55-36
Mon 12/3/12
L, 48-40
Wed 12/5/12
L, 57-44
Mon 12/10/12
W, 51-41
Wed 12/12/12
W, 56-47
Sat 12/15/12
L, 66-63
Mon 12/17/12
L, 67-39
Wed 12/19/12
W, 53-30
Sat 1/5/13
L, 66-65
Mon 1/7/13
W, 57-55
Wed 1/9/13
W, 63-16
Sat 1/12/13
W, 60-37
Wed 1/16/13
W, 45-32
Sat 1/19/13
W, 48-30
Sat 1/26/13
L, 42-35
Wed 1/30/13
L, 36-24
Sat 2/2/13
L, 40-37
Mon 2/4/13
L, 47-43
2012-13 Coach Josh Campbell
2008-09 through 2013-14
 

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