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Photo by Natasha Torno


by Chris Johnstone


No. 14 Concordia women’s basketball traveled to Orange City, Iowa, for their first conference game on Wednesday Nov. 9 to take on Northwestern College inside the Bultman Center and won 88-81 over the undefeated Raiders.

All five of coach Drew Olson’s starters scored in double figures. Senior guard Shelby Quinn led the way with 17 points, three assists and four steals.

“I think we were all able to score in double figures because we were aggressive,” said Quinn. “We were attacking the basket and finding the open person when we got stopped, which gave us some great looks that we were able to finish.”

The Bulldogs coming into the match were 4-1 with their most recent victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan University to end the Cattle Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders came into the game with a with a 4-0 record.

Northwestern Guard, Kassidy De Jong lead the way for the Raiders with 27 points but it was not enough to stop the Bulldog defense, as Concordia forced 23 turnovers from the Raiders in the contest.

“A lot of the turnovers happened because of our ball pressure and just being very active with our hands up,” said Quinn. “Several of us, especially Philly [Lammers], [were] great at anticipating the passes and going to get those steals.”

The Bulldogs take a week off of competition before they continue conference play as they take on the Midland Warriors on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Fremont. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

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