|Davenport (Mich.) 23-2, 17-0 WHAC||15||18||19||19||71|
|Concordia University 16-9, 9-8 WHAC||19||13||12||19||63|
|Feb. 1, 2017|
|Ann Arbor, MI|
|Davenport (Mich.)||Indv. Leaders||Concordia University|
|#21 Molly Babbs - 18||Points||#24 Mia Long - 19|
|#21 Molly Babbs - 11||Rebounds||#23 Breanne Short - 9|
|#3 Momo Neal - 5||Assists||#24 Mia Long - 4|
|Davenport (Mich.)||Team Statistics||Concordia University|
|40.7% (24 - 59)||Field Goals %||33.8% (22 - 65)|
|27.3% (3 - 11)||3 Point Field Goals %||27.3% (6 - 22)|
|80% (20 - 25)||Free Throws||76.5% (13 - 17)|
|15||2nd Chance Pts||8|
(Ann Arbor, MI) Taking on their second straight NAIA DII top 10 opponent, Concordia women's basketball came up just short against Davenport University Wednesday night. The Cardinals went back-and-forth with the #8 Panthers until the visitors took the lead for good with a 13-0 run in the third quarter.
Concordia was down by five late in the first quarter when they strung together three straight makes from downtown to finish the frame 9-0. Brianna Rowe (JR/Southfield, MI) hit the first two draining a kick pass from Mia Long (FR/Ann Arbor, MI) in the corner and then knocking it down from the left wing off a Kari Borowiak (JR/Gaylord, MI) assist 20 seconds later. Borowiak found Zhana Randolph (SR/Waterford, MI) for a three to complete to take a 19-15 lead and complete the run.
Rowe went 3-4 from behind the arc in the first half and her third put the Cardinals up 28-21 at 4:19 in the second. The seven-point lead came minutes after a 19-19 tie, but Randolph scored two straight contested baskets in the paint to help build the lead and set up Rowe's shot.
Concordia trailed by one at halftime, but used full-court pressure to take the lead early in the third. Mia Long picked the pocket of a Panther and was all by herself for a layup. On the ensuing inbound, Borowiak came through with a steal of her own and sent the ball to Long who finished at the rim to make it 39-37.
Midway through the third, Davenport picked up their defensive efficiency to score 13 in a row and take the momentum. The Panthers led by as many as 15 with six to play in the ballgame before CUAA gave one final push.
The Cardinals put together three straight stops and three straight scores including two strong attacks by Long to cut the deficit to 50-59. Concordia kept fighting and came within two possessions four times in the final 90 seconds, but was unable to halt the Panthers who closed out, 73-61.
Long led the team with 19 points and also had 4 assists and 3 steals in the contest. Rowe followed at 17 tying her season-high with five 3-pointers.
Concordia has another big game this Saturday when they go on the road to #20 Indiana Tech. Tipoff will be at 1:00 p.m. on the Warriors campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana.