Morningside College used hot shooting from the foul line and from three point land to pull away for an 89-74 women’s basketball win over Concordia on Saturday afternoon in Seward. The Mustangs drained 15 3-pointers and were a perfect 18-of-18 at the foul line in the win. Morningside improved to 6-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play with the victory. Concordia slipped to 4-3 overall and 0-1 in GPAC play with the loss.
Concordia took a 43-39 lead into the halftime break. The Bulldogs were 12-of-13 at the foul line, and Amber Kistler (Minatare, Neb.) had a huge first half with 17 points. The Mustangs stayed in the game behind 22 first-half points from Tanaeya Worden. Worden hit four 3-pointers and was 9-of-12 from the field in the opening half.
Morningside connected on eight 3-pointers in the second half. The Mustangs were also a perfect 12-of-12 at the charity stripe as they pulled away for the win. Concordia cooled off offensively in the final half, hitting just 11-of-32 shots for 34.4 percent.
For the game, the Mustangs were 28-of-61 (45.9 percent) from the field, 15-of-30 (50 percent) from deep and 18-of-18 at the foul line. The Mustangs also held a slim 36-34 rebounding advantage.
Worden finished with game-highs of 27 points and seven assists for Morningside in the win. Chelsi Trask added 26 points and was a perfect 14-of-14 at the foul line for the Mustangs.
Concordia was 24-of-59 (40.7 percent) from the field, 10-of-27 (37 percent) from long range and 16-of-20 (80 percent) at the foul line on the day. Kistler finished with 26 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Bulldogs. Kristin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo.), Kristin Conahan (Omaha, Neb.) and Katie Rich (Tilden, Neb.) all had 11 points for the Bulldogs.
Concordia travels to Midland University on November 23.