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Brooklyn 66, Lutheran West 59
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lutheran West’s comeback fell short last night as the Longhorns dug themselves too big of a hole at the start of the game. Over the course of the final 25 minutes of the game, LW won easily 56-49. Unfortunately, the first seven minutes counts as well, and in that time period LW was outscored by the rival Brooklyn Hurricanes by an ugly 17-3 margin. LW cut the lead to as few as four points in the last minute, but couldn’t quite get any closer as Brooklyn held on for the win. 
The game was really made up of runs. Brooklyn began the game on a 17-3 start over the first seven minutes. LW’s first basket came with 3:40 left in the first period when they were already down 10-1. The layup from junior Chris Ranc was quickly answered by seven more points from the visiting Hurricanes. 
LW answered with a 15-4 run of their own capped by an old fashioned three point play from senior Shane Elkins midway through the second quarter. That unfortunately was answered by a 9-1 run in favor of Brooklyn to finish the half with Brooklyn up 30-19 at the break. 
After an opening basket from senior Ricky Downer, Brooklyn extended its lead to 16 thanks to a 12-5 run, which was answered by an LW run of 10-4 to finish the quarter at 46-36. LW began the fourth with a 10-4 run, cutting the lead to four points at 50-46, but six unanswered points from Brooklyn made it tough for a comeback. 
Elkins led LW with 18 points. Downer and Ranc added 12 each. Junior Dan Hillenbrand had nine.
Tue 12/6/11
L, 61-49
Fri 12/9/11
L, 67-64
Tue 12/13/11
L, 67-59
Fri 12/16/11
W, 68-60
Tue 12/20/11
W, 57-44
Tue 1/3/12
W, 82-39
Fri 1/6/12
L, 53-51
Tue 1/10/12
L, 66-59
Fri 1/13/12
W, 68-65
Tue 1/17/12
L, 77-64
Fri 1/20/12
L, 68-64
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