Luther College bolted out to a 21-4 lead and held on to beat visiting UW-Platteville 73-60 Tuesday night in Decorah, Iowa.
The Pioneers trimmed that large deficit to 36-24 at halftime and came within 55-49 in the third quarter but could get no closer. UW-Platteville dropped to 1-2 on the year, while Luther improved to 2-2.
Katie Waller had 24 points and Claire Marburger 22 to account for the bulk of the Norse points.
Coach Megan Wilson's team returns to action Saturday against Ripon at 3 p.m. on By Ryan Court, its first game on the home court since Ryan was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday.