Photo Courtesy of Sower Staff
By Olivia Dunklau
Kicking off conference play in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, the Bulldogs lose a tough game to the Midland Warriors, with a score of 91-79 Tuesday night.
Coming out strong were the Midland Warriors who scored first earning the lead. The Bulldogs trailed not too far behind. Junior Taylor Cockerill and freshmen Taysha Rushton hit a three and knocking some baskets down in the paint, off the bench, was Senior Faith Troshynski. Troshynski came out strong in the paint which showed to motivate her teammates in the first half.
The Warriors had a strong inside post which was difficult for the Bulldogs to guard. Midland shot 53.8% behind the three-point line and stayed consistent. Concordia had a hard time both offensively and defensively the first half trailing by 21 points at half time. It became easy for Midland to score off of turnovers from the Bulldogs in which Concordia struggled with in return.
Coming into the second half, the Bulldogs found more of their drive with full-court pressure. A few more players came off of the bench tonight for the Bulldogs as head coach Drew Olson continues to find his lineup and find which players work well on the court.
Junior Rebecca Higgins earned herself eight points and freshman Makenzie Toomey four points. Both players came off the bench and sparked a fire in the team to bump up the score closer to Midland. Concordia had a total of 36 points off the bench.
Showing a promising performance in the game was freshman Taysha Rushton leading with 23 points. Cockerill finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Taylor Farrell had 10 points and six rebounds. Farrell hit the last three-pointer of the game at the buzzer to move the Bulldogs’ score up.
With a final of 91-79, the Bulldogs record is now at 0-3. They will host Northwestern College at 2 p.m. this Saturday.