|Concordia (Mich.) 16-10, 9-9 WHAC||10||17||10||12||49|
|#20 Indiana Tech 19-6, 14-4 WHAC||17||9||18||22||66|
|Feb. 4, 2017|
|Fort Wayne, Ind. (Schaefer Center)|
|Concordia (Mich.)||Indv. Leaders||#20 Indiana Tech|
|#24 Long, Mia - 17||Points||#03 Keanna Gary - 24|
|2 Players (#23,#24) - 6||Rebounds||#03 Keanna Gary - 19|
|2 Players (#14,#03,#24) - 1||Assists||#00 Haley Cook - 5|
|Concordia (Mich.)||Team Statistics||#20 Indiana Tech|
|36.2% (17 - 47)||Field Goals %||35.1% (20 - 57)|
|31.3% (5 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||33.3% (10 - 30)|
|58.8% (10 - 17)||Free Throws||69.6% (16 - 23)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||9|
(Fort Wayne, IN) A halftime lead faded quickly for Concordia women's basketball playing at Indiana Institute of Technology Saturday afternoon. The #20 Warriors cranked it up a notch in the final 20 minutes to win 66-49.
Indiana Tech made five of 10 from three-point range in the first quarter and led 17-10. CUAA regrouped to shut them down from the perimeter in the second as the Cardinals offense got hot on their own end.
Putting the pieces together, Concordia scored nine straight over a 2.5-minute span in the second capped by consecutive triples. Brianna Rowe (JR/Southfield, MI) hit the first catching a kick out pass from Breanne Short (JR/Freeland, MI) and firing over a Warriors hand. The Cardinals then forced a turnover and Rowe crossed to Michelle Murnen (JR/Toledo, OH) who knocked it down from the wing to tie the game at 19.
CUAA put together two more strong plays right before the break to get their first lead of the game. With 90 seconds to go, Mia Long (FR/Ann Arbor, MI) completed her second steal and breakaway layup to bring the score to 25-26. The next time down, Kari Borowiak (JR/Gaylord, MI) made a pull-up jumper at the end of the shot clock to send the team into the locker room up by one.
Despite the strong second frame, Concordia was unable to carry the momentum into the third. The 20th-ranked Warriors took the lead back on their first possession and worked it up to seven over six minutes of play and turned it into a double-figure game in the fourth.
Mia Long paced the Cardinals in the loss with 17 points and six rebounds. She was joined in double-digits by Rowe who scored 10.
CUAA (16-10, 9-9 WHAC) will be on the road again this Wednesday with a 5:30 p.m. contest at Marygrove College. The team will be looking for their second win over the Mustangs this season defeating them in a 20-point game in Ann Arbor early in January.