Photo Description: Sophomore Taysha Rushton drives to the basket.
Photo Credit: Kayla Korb
On Tuesday night, the Concordia women’s basketball team faced off against the University of Jamestown in the Great Plains Athletic Conference quarterfinals. The girls came home with a narrow victory, winning 73-67.
The Bulldogs started strong, with a 40-26 lead going into half. However, Jamestown clawed back in the third quarter and the Bulldogs were clinging onto a 52-46 lead going into the final quarter. Concordia shot 40.6% from the field, 28.6% from three, and 75% from the freethrow line.
The Bulldogs showed a great team effort in the win, with five players hitting double digit points. Sophomore Sadie Powell led the team with 14 points, but fellow Sophomores Abby Heemstra and Abby Krieser were right behind her with 13 points each. Sophomore Taysha Rushton also had a great performance with 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Concordia now moves on to the semifinals where they face Briar Cliff in the semifinal round Feb 25 in Sioux City Iowa. This is the eighth time in the past 10 seasons that the women’s basketball team has made the semifinals in the GPAC tournament.