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St. Norbert Tops Century Mark in Beating Finlandia

From Sports Information Director, February 16, 2010 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

HANCOCK, Mich. - St. Norbert College's women's basketball team scored over 100 points for just the ninth time in school history in a 103-43 rout of Finlandia University at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

The Green Knights, playing a rare February non-conference game, improved to 19-3 overall in winning their 12th-straight game. The Lions dropped to 9-14.

St. Norbert last hit the 100-point mark in a 102-45 win over Knox on Dec. 2, 2006. The Green Knights last scored as many as 103 points in a 105-38 win over Cornell (Iowa) College on Jan. 28, 1995.

Finlandia's Becky Kangas hit a 3-pointer almost four minutes into the game to bring the Lions within 109, but the Green Knights would then go on a 17-0 run over the next four minutes to take a 27-9 lead with 12:22 left before halftime. The Green Knights led 49-19 at the break.

Brigette Baudhuin's first of two free throws with 1:20 left put St. Norbert at 100 points, and her second gave the Green Knights their largest lead of the game at 101-40. All 12 St. Norbert players scored, and all played at least 10 minutes. Only one St. Norbert starter played more than six minutes in the second half with Denise Heuser's seven.

Heuser and Stefanie Bunday led St. Norbert with 17 points each, while Emily Otzelberger added 12 points and Amy Brunner 10. The Green Knights shot 56.8 percent from the floor, making 42 of 74 shots, and had just four turnovers.

Finlandia, which committed 35 turnovers, was led by Jodi Riutta's 13 points. The Lions shot 36.7 percent from the floor, making 18 of 49 shots.

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