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The men’s and women’s basketball teams gather into team huddles during their respective games

Stock Photos, credit to Kayla Korb

Daniel Kuefner
Sower Staff


The Concordia men and women’s basketball teams completed a season sweep of Doane University with a women’s victory of 92-80 and a men’s victory of 85-79 in Crete on Wednesday.

The women received strong support from sophomore Taysha Rushton, who scored 27 points and had three assists, while the men capitalized on a strong performance from sophomore Noah Schutte, who scored 27 points and joined the 1,000 points club.

The first half of play for the women was largely controlled by Doane, who took a 23-14 lead into the second quarter. The Bulldogs’ biggest deficit was 11, which came in the second quarter; at the half they trailed the Tigers 46-36. In the third quarter, the Bulldogs went on an 11-0 run capped off with back-to–back threes and a layup from sophomore Abby Krieser.

In the final quarter of play, the Bulldogs controlled a six-point lead with 1:37 left on the clock. Before the final buzzer could sound, the women made it to the free throw line six times and made all six of their free throws. The 6-0 run capped off the 92-80 victory for the Concordia women.

The women finished the game shooting 83.3 percent from the free throw line and 46.3 percent from the floor. Krieser tallied 23 points for the Bulldogs, also collecting four rebounds and two steals. The Bulldogs had 38 rebounds and 18 assists in the game to Doane’s 46 rebounds and 15 assists.

In the first half, the men went back and forth with the Tigers, with neither team able to get a lead of more than four for the first 15 minutes. The first half ended with the Bulldogs leading 37-32. With 4:46 left in the second half, the Bulldogs trailed the Tigers 75-70. In the final four minutes Schutte scored 12 of the Bulldogs’ 17 points to finish off a 85-79 point victory.

The Bulldogs shot 69.2 percent from the free throw line and finished with an impressive 62.5 field goal percentage. Junior Garrett Seagren scored 20 of the Bulldogs’ points in 35 minutes of action. Schutte, along with his 27 points, finished with 10 rebounds, four offensive boards and six defensive boards.

With the wins the women are now 17-8 on the season with a 13-6 Great Plains Athletic Conference record and the men are 16-10 with a GPAC record of 10-8. The women’s team will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to take on College of Saint Mary before they return home for men and women’s games against Briar Cliff University on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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