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Photo by Natasha Torno


by Chris Johnstone


Concordia women’s basketball team took on Oklahoma Wesleyan inside Walz Arena on the second day of the Cattle Classic on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Eagles, 76-58.

Freshman forward Philomena Lammers had a 15 point, 7 rebound and 6 steal outburst, which spurred the Bulldogs to an 18-point victory.

The Bulldogs were 3-0 coming into the game, with their most recent victory over Friends University in the opening round of the Cattle Classic. The Eagles also had won their opening game of the Classic, beating Doane and holding a 2-1 record.

“Being able to force 31 turnovers just goes to show how effective our defense can be,” said Lammers. “When everyone commits to it, like we were, it’s easier to move like a unit and anticipate passes or just bother the ball and get steals.”

Junior guard Dani Andersen joined Lammers with 15 points. Senior Shelby Quinn added six assists for the Bulldogs.

Oklahoma Wesleyan guard Shelbie Kirby lead the way for the Eagles with 13 points, but it was not enough to stop the stifling Bulldog defense that picked up 21 steals.

The Bulldogs have a few days off before they begin conference play as they take on Northwestern College on Wednesday, Nov. 9th on the Red Raiders’ home floor. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

“For the Northwestern game, I think we are going to just keep working on and fine-tuning our game…getting better and more comfortable in our defense and offense, so we can be aggressive on both ends of the floor,” said Lammers. “If we do that and take care of the ball, we will be in good shape.”

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