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Columbia 66, Lutheran West 65
By Emilie Hausmann staff
Saturday, January 5, 2013

ROCKY RIVER --  Playing against one of the better teams in the Stripes Division of the Patriot Athletic Conference, the Lutheran West Women’s Basketball team played arguably one of the their best games of the season, losing a heartbreaker in overtime 66-65.
The heartbreaker came for the Longhorns with less than a second left in overtime when the Raiders’ Alison Schafer threw up a shot that went through and took the game for Columbia.
The Longhorns played well and were able to keep up with Columbia. For most of the game, the score was neck and neck, with no team having a clear advantage. Columbia took a small one point lead into halftime with the score of 24-23.
For the next two quarters, both teams stayed defensively tough and limited their opponents while also playing offensively. The teams exchanged leads in the third quarter with LW leading by one at the end of the quarter. The game ended in a 56-56 standstill to send the game into overtime.
In past games, LW found most of their success with their perimeter shooting. In this game, they were able to find it in the paint. Senior forward Amanda Stephens led the team with 30 points, the majority coming from playing tough inside.
The Longhorns look to build on this progress and improve their 4-6 record with three games in the upcoming week.
Tue 11/27/12
L, 62-43
Sat 12/1/12
W, 55-36
Mon 12/3/12
L, 48-40
Wed 12/5/12
L, 57-44
Mon 12/10/12
W, 51-41
Wed 12/12/12
W, 56-47
Sat 12/15/12
L, 66-63
Mon 12/17/12
L, 67-39
Wed 12/19/12
W, 53-30
Sat 1/5/13
L, 66-65
Mon 1/7/13
W, 57-55
Wed 1/9/13
W, 63-16
Sat 1/12/13
W, 60-37
2012-13 Coach Josh Campbell
2008-09 through 2013-14

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