By Zack Gentry
The Concordia women’s basketball team scored 21 points from beyond the 3-point line Wednesday night in a blowout 91-48 win over the Mount Marty Lancers.
Sophomore guards Taysha Rushton, Kendal Brigham, Mackenzie Toomey, and Abby Kreiser combined for 42 points and seven rebounds. Senior forward Mackenzie Koepke had 11 points and six rebounds.
In the first quarter, the Bulldogs took an early 8-0 lead, and the Lancers did not have much of a response as the quarter ended with a score of 26-6.
The second quarter was scoreless for about the first three minutes, until Rushton and Mount Marty traded baskets. The Lancers had difficulty getting back in the game as the Bulldogs continued to add 3-pointers, and at the half, the score was 44-17.
During the third quarter, the Bulldogs made back-to-back threes within the first minute of play and in the final minute of the quarter. The Lancers scored first at the beginning of the fourth quarter followed by another four 3-pointers by the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs played a game full of ball movement and shot creations, winning 91-48.
Koepke says she loves playing on the team and that last night’s win showed how good they can be. “Playing with this team is so fun,” she said. “We complement each other and we play well together. There are some things we still need to work on, but I think overall tonight was a big confidence boost for us, and showed us that we are a really good team.”