Photo by Emma Holthus
By Morgan Consier
Concordia Nebraska’s no. 1 ranked women’s basketball team (Great Plains Athletic Conference) took control of the court Friday afternoon as they faced the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons in an attempt to add to their current 10-game winning streak.
The game was the opening of the 68th Annual Concordia Invitational Tournament at Concordia University – Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Starters junior guard Grace Barry (#55), sophomore guard Taylor Cockerill (#5), junior Guard Riley Sibbel (#4), senior forward Quinn Wragge (#30), and junior forward Philomena Lammers (#42) got the game off to a solid start with a 13-4 lead early in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs ended the first quarter with a score of 28-14 against the Falcons and continued increasing their lead to end the first half with a 52-34 score.
Concordia Nebraska took advantage of Concordia Wisconsin’s 30 turnovers throughout the game as they made their way toward 100 points, a feat they achieved late in the fourth quarter before winning the game with a final score of 102-74.
Lead scorers for the game were Cockerill with 21 points, Lammers with 17 points, freshman guard MacKenzie Koepke (#21) with 13 points, Barry with 12 points, and freshman guard Delani Fahey (#10) with 12 points.
Cockerill finished the game with a total of 21 points, three assists and two steals. Lammers had 17 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals.
The Bulldogs will advance to Saturday’s championship game against the Concordia University – Ann Arbor Cardinals on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. CST / 5:30 p.m. EST.