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Brooklyn 31, Lutheran West 29
By Mark Fenske  | staff
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BROOKLYN --  It was more of the same for Lutheran West on Wednesday night as they lost another tight game on the road.  While West’s offensive struggles and road woes are well documented, what has been lost in the struggles is good defense and close games.  Of the last six losses—all on the road—West has lost four of those games by less than five points:  Columbia by two, Brookside by four, Clearview by three and now Brooklyn by two.  It’s true that they struggle to score, but their defense is keeping them in the game.

A second trend that was again evident in last night’s affair was the Longhorn’s inability to start strong.  In LW’s six wins, at the end of the first quarter they were either winning or tied.  In their 11 losses, they have lost the first quarter every single time.  Recently, it has been rather ugly.  LW was down 16-5 against Laurel on Monday.  Last night, they were down 13-4 when the first quarter buzzer was sounded. 

As is usual for the Lady Longhorns however, they fought back, outscoring the Hurricanes 11-5 in the fourth quarter.  Unfortunately, they were down 26-18 going into the fourth quarter and fell two points short. 

The third quarter may have been one of the hardest quarters to watch all season as Brooklyn outscored LW 3-1 in the eight minute period.
Tue 11/26/13
L, 57-31
Sat 11/30/13
W, 42-29
Mon 12/2/13
L, 56-31
Wed 12/4/13
W, 35-34
Sat 12/7/13
L, 46-31
Wed 12/11/13
L, 41-35
Mon 12/16/13
L, 52-36
Wed 12/18/13
L, 51-27
Sat 12/21/13
W, 43-22
Sat 1/4/14
W, 35-34
Wed 1/8/14
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Sat 1/11/14
W, 34-19
Mon 1/13/14
L, 42-40
Wed 1/15/14
L, 43-39
Wed 1/22/14
W, 62-28
Thu 1/30/14
L, 53-30
Sat 2/1/14
L, 44-41
Mon 2/3/14
L, 45-32
Wed 2/5/14
L, 31-29
Sat 2/8/14
L, 35-27
Mon 2/10/14
L, 42-39
Wed 2/12/14
L, 76-34
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