|Concordia (Mich.) 16-8||19||4||19||20||62|
|Concordia (Neb.) 23-1||19||19||28||23||89|
|Jan. 28, 2017|
|Concordia (Mich.)||Indv. Leaders||Concordia (Neb.)|
|#11 Kari Borowiak - 15||Points||#30 Quinn Wragge - 22|
|#11 Kari Borowiak - 7||Rebounds||#52 Philomena Lammers - 10|
|#34 Chase Bauer - 4||Assists||#20 Mary Janovich - 7|
|Concordia (Mich.)||Team Statistics||Concordia (Neb.)|
|29.1% (16 - 55)||Field Goals %||46.4% (32 - 69)|
|27.8% (5 - 18)||3 Point Field Goals %||25.9% (7 - 27)|
|78.1% (25 - 32)||Free Throws||72% (18 - 25)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||11|
(Seward, NE) A deep Bulldog team was too much for Concordia Ann Arbor women's basketball losing the Concordia Invitational Tournament finale to Nebraska on their home court. CUNE, the NAIA second ranked team, took the momentum with a strong second quarter and carried it to win, 89-62.
Both the Cardinals and Bulldogs feature high pressure defenses and they were on in full display in a first quarter that saw each team commit eight turnovers. Ann Arbor was held to five points over the first five six minutes, but used a 10-0 run to finish the frame tied at 19.
Mia Long (FR/Ann Arbor, MI) got it started pushing in transition and finding the bottom of the net on a well-contested drive. Moments later, Long crossed to Kari Borowiak (JR/Gaylord, MI) who drained the three from the left wing. Brianna Rowe (JR/Southfield, MI) capped the rally with a triple from the same spot that put the Cardinals up by 3.
CUAA went cold from the field in the second quarter without finding good looks at the basket. On the other side, the Bulldogs found consistency and used it to build up a 38-23 halftime lead they would carry for the rest of the ballgame.
Coming out of the break, the Cardinals made adjustments to break through the CUNE press and find the higher percentage shots. The effort paid off; after a 16.7% shooting line in the first 20 minutes, the team shot 44.0% in the final 20.
Many of those looks came in transition with the guards creating the tempo. Three minutes into the third, Long caught the Bulldogs on their heels for an easy layup that she turned into a three-point play with the awarded free throw. The freshman made four of her five shots in the game for 13 points.
Despite being down by over 20 points, CUAA saved their best basketball for the fourth scoring 20 points in the quarter. Borowiak finished the night leading the team in points (15), rebounds (7), and assists (6) and was named to the All-Tournament team for her pair of well-rounded games.
Concordia will return to Ann Arbor and conference play this upcoming week meeting up with Davenport in the Field House. The Cardinals and #6 Panthers are schedule to tip off at 6:00 p.m.