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Home Sports No. 4 Women’s Basketball Escapes with First Conference Win

by Garrett Suchanek


In the last game before Thanksgiving Day, the No. 4 Concordia women’s basketball team took a trip to conference rival Doane. The Bulldogs escaped with a 71-66 win over the Tigers to improve to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in GPAC.

In the first half, Concordia was led by senior Becky Mueller who dropped in three three-pointers and had a total of 14 first-half points. However, Doane’s Heather Broman shot six of seven for 15 points to keep the game close.

The Bulldogs shot five of 10 from outside to hold a 38-33 halftime lead.

To open the second half the Tigers went on an 8-0 run to gain a three point lead. For the final six minutes of the third quarter the teams went back and forth and Concordia went to the fourth quarter with a 54-51 lead.

In the fourth quarter, points were hard to come by, and at the 4:58 mark the Bulldogs held a 63-56 advantage.

For the final five minutes, Doane battled back, but Concordia went six for six from the free throw line in the last minute of the game to seal the win.

Concordia shot 91 percent from the free throw line by shooting 20 for 22.

The Bulldogs were led by Mueller, who finished with 21 points. Junior Shelby Quinn and freshman Maddie Egr both totaled double-digit points and finished with 18 and 11 points respectively.

Concordia will have over a week off before the team takes the court again. The Bulldogs will host Nebraska Wesleyan at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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