The Concordia women’s basketball team beat Dakota State College 71-61 on Saturday. Sophomore Taysha Rushton scored 24 points, stole the ball twice, and tallied three steals in 31 minutes of action.
In the first quarter Concordia was able to control the scoreboard. At one point they snagged a four point lead before ending the quarter with a 14-11 lead. Rushton was responsible for 12 of the Bulldogs’ points.
In the second quarter the Bulldogs were in total control. Dakota State was on their heels as the deficit fluctuated from six to 10 points in favor of Concordia. At the half, Concordia led Dakota State 33-24.
Concordia dominated the second half and retained their lead for the rest of the game. Dakota State’s best comeback attempt got the lead down to five, with a score of 65-60 with two minutes left in the final quarter. Ultimately Concordia finished the final minutes with six points to Dakota State’s one.
Sophomore Sadie Powell went 2-2 from the free throw line and led Concordia on the boards with 11 rebounds. Sophomore Abby Krieser racked up 11 points and also grabbed six rebounds to help Concordia en route to their win.
The Bulldogs start their season 2-0 after wins in both of their Cattle Classic games this weekend. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 12 against Briar Cliff University to begin Great Plains Athletic Conference play.