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Firelands 45, Lutheran West 41
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lutheran West’s Women’s Basketball Team fell to the Firelands Falcons last night by four points in what has to be seen as a disappointing loss. Following the pattern set in place by Monday’s loss to Cuyahoga Heights, Lutheran West built a sizable first half lead of around 10 points, only to let their opponents back into the game by halftime. This pattern has continued into the second half all season where the Lady Longhorns allow their opponents to build a five to ten point lead in the third quarter—usually early in the third—and then spend the rest of the game trying to get back into the game only to fall short in the last few minutes. 
That was the story of the game Wednesday. After letting the Falcons recover from early struggles to tie the game at 23 at the half, LW watched as Firelands went on a 7-2 run to start the half. LW then shut the Falcons out for the final 4:52 of the quarter but only managed four points themselves. 
As soon as the fourth began, LW began to dig themselves into a hole again, spotting Firelands nine unanswered points in the first 2:21 of the fourth quarter, putting Firelands up 39-29. They then spent the next 2:29 going on a 13-4 run of their own to climb within three at 43-41 with 1:45 to play. But LW never scored again. Firelands gave them opportunities, but West missed all five of their free throws in the last minute and was never able to put the ball in the hoop to come any closer.
Junior Lindsay Thomas led the team with nine points. Senior Katherine Konstan had eight. 
Tue 11/29/11
L, 60-39
Sat 12/3/11
L, 50-35
Mon 12/5/11
L, 47-39
Wed 12/7/11
L, 45-41
Sat 12/10/11
L, 61-50
Wed 12/14/11
W, 45-29
Sat 12/17/11
L, 55-38
2011-12 Coach Josh Campbell
2008-09 through 2013-14

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