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Women's Basketball - Tue, Dec. 4, 2012
Bashalei Almadova goes up for a layup against BUC
Bashalei Almadova goes up for a layup against BUC
101
VS
39
Concordia
Bethesda University of California

The Concordia Eagles picked up their first win of the year on Tuesday, December 4, as they defeated visiting Bethesda, 101-39, inside CU Arena.

Freshman Alana Allensworth led the way with 18 points on seven-of-12 shooting, hitting four threes in seven attempts.  Sara Nicholson and Carly Bishop each scored 14, both drilling four threes.  Ashley Engeln and Bashalei Almadova each had 13 points, with Almadova grabbing eight boards, tied with Jade Reed for the lead.  Concordia shot 47% from the field, compared to 29% for the Flames.  Concordia hit 14-of-29 from deep, compared to two-of-seven for Bethesda.  Concordia dominated the boards, winning 56-28 and grabbing 23 offensive rebounds.  Concordia forced 31 turnovers, including 23 in the first half.  CU scored 11 points off turnovers and dished out 23 assists.

It was the first time CU scored 100 points since November 17, 2008 against La Sierra in a 108-47 win.

Concordia started hot on an 11-0 run with threes from Nicholson and Allensworth.  They led by 10 through the first five minutes.  They went up 15, 25-10, on a layup from Katie Ogdon at 9:46.  They held that lead for the next five minutes until a Bishop three at 4:27 put them up 20, 39-19.  They finished the half up 26 when Ogdon made two free throws with eight seconds left in the half to put them up 51-25 at the break. 

Nicholson made a three to start the second half and Allensworth made one five minutes later to put CU up 62-29.  Concordia continued to increase their lead, going up 44 at 8:50 on a jumper from Melody Chavez.  The Eagles took the 60-point lead at 2:09 on a free throw from Almadova and won 101-39.

Concordia won the battle in the paint, 24-10, second chance, 14-3, fast break, 4-2, and off the bench, 21-0.  Bethesda, who only dressed six players, suffered an injury late after a foul out, finishing the game with four players.

Concordia improved to 1-5 on the year, while the Flames fell to 0-5.  Concordia battles #5 Westminster at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 7, in their final home game of 2012.  Follow live stats/live video at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/cui.portal#.

 

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