#5 Concordia seeks 20th win of season, hosts Doane Tuesday

By admin on Jan. 23, 2012 in Women's Basketball

#5 Concordia seeks 20th win of season, hosts Doane Tuesday

Coming off a big week in which the Bulldog women’s basketball team picked up three wins, 5th-ranked Concordia looks to keep rolling on Tuesday evening.  Doane College comes to Seward for an 8 p.m. matchup against the Bulldogs. 

Concordia picked up wins over Midland University (79-67), Nebraska-Omaha (68-60) and Dakota Wesleyan (68-59) last week to move to 19-2 on the year.  The Bulldogs have won six straight games and currently sit atop the GPAC standings with an 11-2 mark.  Concordia hopes to hit the 20-win mark heading into the Concordia Invitational Tournament this weekend in Chicago. 

Last Meeting – Concordia pulled away in the second half for an 84-53 win over Doane College back in December.  The Bulldogs led by just three at halftime, but Concordia exploded for 54 points in the second half.  The Bulldogs held a 53-38 rebounding advantage, including a 28-13 advantage in offensive rebounds.  Concordia also totaled 33 points off turnovers and 25 second chance points in the win.  Amber Kistler led a balanced CU scoring attack with 23 points on the night. 

Scouting the Tigers – Doane enters Seward with an overall record of 10-8 to go along with a 6-7 GPAC record.  The Tigers received votes in the latest NAIA Top 25.  Doane currently sits on a 2-game losing streak following losses to Hastings College (62-50) and Morningside College (78-68 OT) last week.  Doane is seventh in the GPAC in scoring offense (68.6) and 10th in scoring defense (70.7).  Cheryl Braithwait and Madara Upeniece lead the way offensively for the Tigers with 12.9 and 12 points per game, respectively. 

Broadcast – The Concordia Sports Network will cover the game with a live audio and video webcast.  Lucas Mohrman will call all the action from the Walz Human Performance Complex. 

Up Next – The 5th-ranked Bulldogs travel to Chicago for the Concordia Invitational Tournament this weekend.  The Bulldogs open play on Friday against Concordia University-Wisconsin.