Although they led for almost the entire first 35 minutes of the game, the Lawrence Vikings women’s basketball team (2-17, 0-13 MWC) lost 54-50 to Knox College in a heartbreaker at home Saturday afternoon. Lawrence held Midwest Conference opponent Knox (9-10, 4-8 MWC) scoreless for the first four minutes of the game and had built a commanding 18-4 lead by the 9:00 mark in the first half. However, Knox rallied, scoring the next 13 points to make the game 18-17 with four minutes left in the first half. The Vikings fought back to hold a 28-25 lead going into the break. The game was close through the majority of the second half, with the Lawrence lead climbing as high as seven points and Knox constantly erasing any lead that the Vikings could build. However, with 5:55 left, Knox took a 41-40 lead off a jumper from Kelly Ricketts. With 41 seconds left, Knox had built a 51-44 lead over the Vikings, and the Vikings would not get within four points the rest of the way, falling 54-50. Laura Aerts scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and had six steals to lead the Vikings in their losing effort. Kaneesha Walker scored 13 points, and Nakita Chadwick pulled down a game-high 10 boards. The Vikings were supposed to return to action last Tuesday at Silver Lake College; however, weather conditions forced the game to be rescheduled to this Monday night. The Vikings next play again Saturday when they face St. Norbert (16-3, 11-2 MWC) in De Pere.