The #9 Concordia University women’s basketball team looks to continue its strong start to the season on Tuesday evening with a road game at Midland University. Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Event Center in Fremont. The Bulldogs are a perfect 7-0 overall and 2-0 in GPAC play so far this year. Midland brings a 3-4 record (0-2 GPAC) into Tuesday’s matchup.
Midland suffered a 77-75 loss to Bethel College in the opening game of the season. The Warriors followed with three straight wins, however, to improve to 3-1. Midland has lost three straight, including conference losses to Northwestern College (80-54) and Hastings College (67-51). Jamilah Johnson, Jami Thramer and Tricia Hoffman all average double figures in scoring for a Warrior team that scores 69 points per game while allowing 70 points per game on the year.
Concordia has rarely been tested in the early stages of the season. All but one of Concordia’s seven victories have come by double digits. Concordia averages 80.6 points per game while allowing just 52.6 on the season. The Bulldogs currently rank in the top 10 of the NAIA in multiple categories including; steals per game (18.1), turnover margin (13.7), offensive rebounds per game (20.6), 3-point field goals made per game (9.4), scoring margin (28), scoring offense (80.6), total steals (127), assist/turnover ratio (0.9), total rebounding margin (9.9) and total rebounds per game (45.4). Sophomore guard Kristen Conahan (Omaha, Neb.) leads the team with 15 points per game, while senior Amber Kistler (Minatare, Neb.) is close behind with just over 14 points per game for the Bulldogs.
This past week, Concordia picked up an easy 99-48 win over Nebraska Wesleyan. The Bulldogs shot over 50 percent from the field overall and from long range in the victory. A total of four players reached double figures in scoring, while the Bulldog defense forced 36 turnovers in the contest.
Fans unable to make the trip to Fremont can catch a live broadcast of the game via the Midland University athletic website. http://www.midlandathletics.com/index.php
The Bulldogs return home to host traditional GPAC power Morningside College on December 3. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Walz Human Performance Complex.