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Lutheran West 63, Wellington 49
By Emilie Hausmann staff
Friday, December 6, 2013

WELLINGTON --  In their first game of the regular season, the Lutheran West men’s basketball team came out with a 63-49 win versus the Wellington Dukes in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game.

The Longhorns pressured the Dukes early and never relented. LW started the game on a 15-1 run, which gave them a lead that they would never give up, thanks in part to seven forced turnovers in the first 4:45 minutes of the game.

Coach Alan Januzzi commented, “We try to put a lot of pressure on teams and create a lot of offense with our defense. I think we did that well in the beginning of the game, but we started to get in foul trouble.”

Wellington started to make a comeback, pulling within two of the Longhorns thanks to their own 12-0 run. However, LW came back and rattled off 13 unanswered points, six of which came from junior Clay Carper.

The two teams battled in the third quarter with the Dukes coming close to West. Junior Andrew O’Hara stepped up big towards the end of the third quarter and created a big presence that Wellington could not contain. He scored 11 of his 22 points in the third quarter and amassed seven rebounds, which kept the Dukes still chasing the Longhorns.

In addition to O’Hara, senior Max Quinn controlled the Dukes in the center and recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Longhorns made a great showing in their first game of the season. They came out prepared and played a good game on both sides of the ball. In addition, they forced turnovers while limiting their own and took advantage of the Dukes’ shortcomings.
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W, 60-47
2013-14 Coach Alan Januzzi
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