Concordia University couldn’t overcome a slow start, and Tabor College picked up a 69-55 women’s basketball win over the Bulldogs on Thursday evening in the season opener for both teams.
Offense was tough to come by throughout the evening for the Bulldogs. Concordia struggled with turnovers and shot just 24% in the opening half. Tabor College took advantage of the Concordia miscues and shot 51% from the field to take a 44-27 lead into halftime.
Tabor led by as many as 23 points in the second half before Concordia trimmed the lead all the way down to just eight. The host Bluejays, however, withstood the rally and pulled away down the stretch for the double-digit victory.
Both teams struggled with turnovers. Tabor finished with 24, while Concordia finished with 21 turnovers in the game. Tabor shot 49% from the field, while the Bulldogs struggled at 25.9% from the floor in the loss.
Lacie Ward had a huge night for Tabor College in the win. Ward finished with a game-high 21 points and added 18 rebounds and five assists on the night. MacKenzie Dick added 18 points for the Jays.
Concordia was led by Treva Nutter’s 13 points. Nutter (Thedford, Neb.) added three rebounds and three assists on the night. Kristin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo.) added nine points and added a team-high 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs in a losing effort.
Concordia travels to William Penn University on November 6.