Women’s Basketball uses strong 2nd quarter to pull away in road win

Photo by Jordan Benson
Photo by Jordan Benson

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin pulled away from Alverno for good with a 21-9 second quarter before eventually earning a 78-55 NACC victory on Thursday night inside Reiman Gymnasium. It was the fifth-straight league victory for the Falcons, all by at least 20 points.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 78, Alverno 55
Location: Reiman Gymnasium (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 9-4, 8-2 NACC; Alverno 3-11, 2-7 NACC

QUOTING HEAD COACH STACEY BRUNNER-JONES
"Road wins are so important. It wasn't the cleanest game, but it was great to play everyone. It will be nice to get back home again on Saturday for another important NACC game."

HOW IT HAPPENED
- It was a four-point game after 10 minutes of action before Concordia Wisconsin found its offensive rhythm shooting 9-of-13 (69.2) percent from the field to go on a 21-9 second run before halftime and take control of the game for good.
- The advantage for the Falcons reached 20 points midway through the third quarter and slowly ticked up until the final horn sounded.
- All 11 players saw action for the visitors, with senior Ashley Solberg (Waukesha, Wis.) leading the team with 15 points and four steals. Sophomore Emily Hafemann (Hales Corners, Wis.) had 12 points, six assists and four rebounds.
- Junior Kaitlyn Foster (Janesville, Wis.) had 10 points and freshman Camryn Szolyga (Waukesha, Wis.) scored nine points, both off the bench.
- Mackenzie Mathies led all players with 17 points, while Karli Selear tallied 13 points and five assists for Alverno. Justice Hawkins also scored 11 points for the Inferno.
- Concordia Wisconsin shot 48.3 percent from the field and drained 48.0 percent (12-of-15) from downtown. Of the players that saw action, five shot over 50 percent (multiple shot attempts).

GAME NOTES
- Concordia Wisconsin has outscored its last five opponents by 138 points (27.6 per game).
- The Falcons are 22-of-47 (46.8 percent) from 3-point land over the last two games.
- The visitors dominated the rebounding stat line (39-27); while also dishing out 21 assists, creating 16 turnovers and scoring 24 points off those errors and tallying 34 points in the paint.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- Concordia Wisconsin hosts Aurora on Saturday at 2 pm in the first game of a NACC doubleheader.