GAME NOTES: Bulldogs set to host two conference tilts

By on Feb. 8, 2016 in Women's Basketball

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia women’s basketball team will return to full GPAC action this week. Both contests will take place inside Walz Arena. Wednesday, the Midland Warriors will travel to Seward. Then on Saturday, the Northwestern Red Raiders with be the Bulldogs’ opponent.

Midland (7-18, 5-13) at No. 7 Concordia (19-7, 11-7 GPAC) 
Red Out Game – Heart Health Awareness 
Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 6 p.m.
Site: Walz Arena | Seward, Neb.
Webcast: Concordia Sports Network  
Live Stats: Dakstats 
Radio: 104.9 Max Country 

Northwestern (14-10, 9-9) at No. 7 Concordia (19-7, 11-7 GPAC) 
Saturday, Feb. 13| 2 p.m.
Site: Walz Arena | Seward, Neb.
Webcast: Concordia Sports Network  
Live Stats: Dakstats 
Radio: 104.9 Max Country 


Last time out
The Bulldogs went 2-1 last week as they took a step out of conference play in the middle of the week. Concordia demolished Grace University, 85-50 on Thursday. In GPAC action, the ‘Dogs defeated Nebraska Wesleyan 65-51 on Wednesday. On Saturday, the No. 2 Morningside Mustangs defeated Concordia, 79-65.

In the rankings
As of Monday, Feb. 8, Concordia is ranked 12th in the NAIA Division II. The next national ranking poll will be out Tuesday, Feb. 9, available HERE
As a team, the Bulldogs rank in the top 50 in the nation in more than 15 different statistical categories including fourth in 3-point field goals made per game (9.92) and total 3-point field goals (258) and 10th in scoring offense (1,987) and total steals (294).
Individually, Quinn Wragge ranks sixth in field goal percentage (.579), Sydney Feller ranks 38th in assist to turnover ratio (1.87) and Brenleigh Daum ranks 33rd in total 3-point field goals made (60) and 45th in 3-point field goals made per game (2.31).

3-point thrillers
There are currently 10 Bulldogs shooting over 30 percent from behind the arc. The three players attempting over 100 long balls all shoot over .330 with Beckey Mueller registering a mark of .375 from 3-point range.  Aubri Bro has gone 17-for-38 from behind the arc, registering a percentage of .447. The Bulldogs rank fourth nationally and first in the GPAC in 3-pointers made per game (9.92) and lead the conference and check in fourth nationally in total treys (258).

Stacking up in the GPAC
The Bulldogs are currently in a four way tie for third place in the GPAC standings. In the conference, Concordia leads in 3-point field goals per game (9.92) and total 3-point field goals made (258), ranks second in scoring offense (1,987) and ranks third in scoring offense per game (76.42), scoring margin (9.92), total rebound offense (1,002), steals per game (11.31) and total steals (294).

Brenleigh Daum – 3-point field goals made per game, fifth (2.31); total 3-point field goals, fourth (60)

Sydney Feller – assist to turnover ratio, 10th (1.87)

Quinn Wragge – field goal percentage, second (.579); steals per game, ninth (1.92); total steals, tied for seventh (50); offensive rebounds per game, eighth (2.12)

“There were a lot of moments where we did things really well. Quinn Wragge was phenomenal. Shelby Quinn had a really nice game. She kept attacking and kept competing. That’s what I wanted to see out of our team – that fight.”

-Head Coach Drew Olson

Scouting the Midland University Warriors
The Warriors of Midland University are currently 7-18, 5-13 GPAC this year. The Warriors have lost 12 straight after a 74-64 loss to Dordt College last weekend. Concordia beat Midland in their latest matchup, 59-57. Midland is averaging 62.8 points and 30.2 rebounds a game. The Warriors shoot .388 from the field and .348 from behind the arc. Joelle Overkamp leads the squad in scoring, averaging 17.8 tallies a contest. Three other Warriors average double digit scoring. The Warriors are led by head coach Shawn Gilbert who is in his third season at Midland. Gilbert is assisted by Lindsey Moore and Corey Young.

Scouting the Northwestern College Red Raider
The Red Raiders of Northwestern College hold a 14-10 overall record and 9-9 mark in the conference. Northwestern will face Mount Marty College on Wednesday before travel to Seward. Last weekend, the Red Raiders snatched a 61-60 victory over No. 11 Hastings. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs were handed a 99-80 loss in Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern averages 75.8 points and 37.5 rebounds per game. As a team, the Red Raiders shoot .470 from the field a .344 from 3-point range. Kassidy DeJong leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest. The Red Raiders are led by head coach Chris Yaw who is in his fifth season at Northwestern. Yaw is assisted by Deb Remmerde-Leusink, Mallory Groskreutz and Paige O’Neal.

Up next for the Bulldogs
The Concordia women’s basketball team will close out the regular season next week. The Bulldogs will first host College of Saint Mary on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Then next Saturday, Concordia will travel to Sioux City to face the ninth-ranked Briar Cliff Chargers.