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Lutheran West 57, Independence 55
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Monday, January 7, 2013

INDEPENDENCE --  Senior Lindsay Thomas’ three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left in overtime lifted the Lady Longhorns over host Independence as Lutheran West won their fifth game of the year and their first non-conference game of the season. 

It was Thomas’ fifth made three-point shot of the game and her second of overtime.  Thomas finished with 16 points.  Lutheran West hit a season high nine shots from beyond the three point line—senior Marissa Spelich hit two and senior Lindsey Tomola hit two as well.

Independence had one last chance to ruin the Longhorn’s party.  As the last 5.7 seconds ticked away, Independence guard Halle Dorko rushed the ball down the floor.  In her haste to get the last shot away before the buzzer went off she tripped, forcing her to shoot the final shot from her knees as senior Ari Tomasula stood straight up in front of her. 

Lutheran West fell behind in the first half 24-17 due to a five point second quarter.  As in past games, the Lady Longhorns dominated the third quarter, outscoring their own entire first half output and scoring 18 in the quarter to take the lead 35-33.

The fourth quarter was a free throw shooting contest.  Independence, attempting 13 free throws in the quarter, scored nine of their 17 points at the line.  West, in contrast, connected on five of their six free throws.
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
Wed 1/16/13
W, 45-32
2012-13 Coach Josh Campbell
2008-09 through 2013-14

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