First half run keys seven point road win for Loras
photos courtesy Luther Sports Info
photos courtesy Luther Sports Info
Thu, Jan. 7, 2010 - [Women's Basketball]
The Loras College women's basketball team upped their record to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the Iowa Conference with their 64-57 win over Luther in Decorah, Iowa on Wednesday night.

Trailing 26-17 with eight minutes left in the first half, the Duhawks went on a 19-0 run over the next five minutes to take a 36-26 lead. Eight different players had scored at least four points by halftime, when the Duhawks went to the locker room with a 12 point lead.

Loras controlled the majority of the second half and never relinquished the lead. Lindsay Bava scored a team high 16 points for Loras. Melissa Herrmann added 10 points and five rebounds and Brit Kent came off the bench to score 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Kent made her only three pointer of the game and each of her two free throws and added three rebounds, a block, and a steal to her line.

Loras heads to IIAC favorite Simpson College for a Saturday afternoon tilt with the 9-3/2-1 Storm. Tipoff is set for 2:00 PM and can be heard on the Duhawk Broadcast Network.