SEWARD, Neb. – First team All-American senior guard Kristen Conahan hit three after three down the stretch to propel the fifth-ranked Concordia women’s basketball team to a 90-82 victory over No. 5 Morningside inside Walz Arena last week. The GPAC took notice and on Tuesday named Conahan the first conference player of the week of the 2013-14 season.
The Omaha native knocked down 8 of 14 3-point attempts on the way to a game high 28 points in the win over the Mustangs. Conahan found the bottom of the net on a pair of treys in the final five minutes of regulation and then racked up three more triples in the overtime session. The 5-foot-5 senior put up 25 combined points during the second half and overtime. The eight 3-point field goals are believed to be a Concordia single-game program record.
Conahan leads all NAIA Division II players with 22 3-point field goals. She is shooting 48.9 percent from beyond the arc on the season and has connected on all 10 free throw attempts. She leads Concordia with an average of 18.8 points per game – fifth best in the GPAC.
In her career, Conahan has piled up 1,468 points in 105 games. She is in hot pursuit of the school record of 1,800 career points scored by Sarah Harrison (2001-05). Conahan has reached double figures in 19-consecutive games dating back to the middle of last season.