Concordia women’s basketball dominated Mount Marty University on Wed, Dec. 8, 88-53.
The Bulldogs started off fast, ending the first quarter 33-5. Freshman Taysha Rushton led the team with 18 total points with 12 points coming in the first quarter. Coach Drew Olson loved how his team started off fast and that Rushton and freshman Lauren Baker started fast.
“It was great to see Lauren Baker, she’s a phenomenal shooter and Taysha got going,” Olson said. “It was just really great shooting and keeping the pace up.”
Baker had 12 points on the night, and she went 4-6 for three-pointers and 4-9 in the field. Freshman Kendal Brigham joined Baker with 12 points of her own. On the defensive side freshman Mackenzie Toomey stole the ball 10 times she would lead the Bulldogs in steals. Freshman Abby Heestra would get in on the action grabbing eight rebounds with six of those being on defense.
The Bulldogs would not give up their lead and they never let Mount Marty get close. Starting fast helped the Bulldogs maintain a good lead.
“I thought we started off really well, we had good maturity and focus.” Olson said, “We didn’t take them lightly and executed shots and got a big lead.”
Next up the Bulldogs will go to Hastings, Nebraska to take on Hastings College on Sat, Dec. 11. Concordia’s record moves to 7-4 overall, 4-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Hastings is 7-5 overall, 3-3 in GPAC.