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Lutheran West 83, Black River 58
By Robert Konstan staff
Friday, January 27, 2012

At the core of the game of basketball are fundamentals and athleticism. The Longhorns clearly had advantages in both against Black River on Friday. Their bench ran deeper than Black River’s and the starters were simply more talented. So while both teams put full effort into the game, it was no surprise to the fans when Lutheran West led the game from start to finish.
After the first quarter tension left the gym as Lutheran West opened up a 16 point lead. Offensively the Longhorns were able to get what they wanted getting a majority of their points in transition and at the rim. They would go on to score 83 points, with four players in double digits. Senior Ricky Downer led all scorers with 21, senior Shane Elkins put in 18, junior big man Dan Hillenbrand had 17, and sophomore Greg Kunze scored a season high 11. 
While LW rolled to 83 points offensively, the effort on the defensive end may have been a little lack luster. Black River racked up 58 points in the game—13 more than their season average. Some of that, for sure, can be attributed to LW’s quick game plan, but the observant fan could see sections of the game where the Longhorn defense was less than stellar. 
The Longhorns head back out on the road Tuesday for four more away games. They play Wellington Tuesday and then take on rival Fairview on Friday night.
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
Tue 1/24/12
L, 83-66
Fri 1/27/12
W, 83-58
Tue 1/31/12
L, 65-52
Fri 2/3/12
L, 59-56
Tue 2/7/12
L, 71-62
2011-12 Coach Alan Januzzi
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