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St. Peter Chanel 86, Lutheran West 46
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lutheran West’s magical tournament ended with a crash yesterday when the Longhorns hit the wall against an excellent St. Peter Chanel team in the district semifinals. Lutheran West had won both of its first two games in the tournament for the first time since 2008. Both were won in classic fashion—fiercely contested games that came down to the last possession. Last night they lost—and not in classic fashion either.
The game was over quickly. After the first quarter LW found itself down 22-9 with starting sophomore point guard Chris Scott on the bench with two fouls.   LW fought and scrapped in the second quarter to keep the game close, but it was evident that LW was overmatched. Chanel’s brilliantly quick guard play and full court press caused all kinds of problems for LW’s young guards. Unfortunately for Lutheran West, Chanel’s shooters-–who are not known for their long range shooting prowess—got hot and put in seven three-pointers. 
After LW was down 41-20 at the half and 67-31 at the end of the third, Coach Alan Januzzi emptied the bench in the fourth. Chanel graciously pulled off the press and LW was able to play a fairly even fourth quarter, losing only 19-15 in the period.
Junior Dan Hillenbrand led the team with 13. Senior Ricky Downer, in his final game in a Longhorn uniform, scored 10.
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
Fri 2/10/12
L, 82-69
Fri 2/17/12
L, 82-72
Tue 2/21/12
L, 63-57
Fri 2/24/12
W, 73-58
Mon 2/27/12
W, 54-52
Fri 3/2/12
W, 53-48
Wed 3/7/12
L, 86-46
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