Mackenzie Koepke sinks a 3-pointer.
Concordia senior guard MacKenzie Helman scored 17 points while senior forward Philomena Lammers and sophomore forward Chloe Schumacher each hit 11 and senior guard Grace Barry added 10 to power the No. 3 Bulldogs to a 94-51 Senior Day victory over Mount Marty on Saturday.
The win put Concordia at 26-2 overall and 19-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Entering the game the Bulldogs were ranked third in the weekly National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II women’s basketball rankings, behind Southeastern and Hastings. However, the Bulldogs’ 53-46 victory over Hastings on Wednesday and Dordt’s 66-64 win over Hastings on Saturday are expected to move the Bulldogs up.
Helman’s 3-pointer with 5:23 to go in the first quarter capped a stretch in which the Bulldogs took a 16-0 lead while making every shot they attempted. Helman finished the game with a perfect shooting percentage, hitting all five 3-point attempts and adding a 2-pointer. Schumacher and redshirt sophomore forward Rebecca Higgins each added three 3-pointers while sophomore guards Delani Fahey and Mackenzie Koepke each had two. Senior forward Taryn Schuette also had one 3-pointer.
For the game, the Bulldogs shot 47% from the field, 55% from 3-point range, and 59% from the free-throw line. Mount Marty hit 32% of from the field, 29% from 3-point range and 56% from the line. The Bulldogs led 59-23 at the half.
Freshman guard Baily Kortan led Mount Marty with 14 points and freshman forward Jamie Tebben added 10 for the Lancers, who are 13-14 overall and 8-12 in the GPAC.
The Bulldogs play at Midland on Wednesday and close out the regular season at Jamestown next Saturday. GPAC tournament play begins on Feb. 26.