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Late surge lifts Concordia over DWU women

Pitsch scores team-high 20 points

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SEWARD, Neb. -- Concordia University slipped past the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team on Saturday.

In the fourth quarter, the Tigers allowed a 12-4 run over five minutes and they dropped a 76-69 decision against the Bulldogs.

The Tigers (13-8,11-8 GPAC) were paced by Haidyn Pitsch’s 20 points and five rebounds. Kaylee Kirk netted 14 points. Natalie Gottlob finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Matti Reiner and Jada Campbell finished with eight points apiece. DWU collected 36 rebounds and dished out 10 assists.

The Tigers held a slim 36-35 advantage at halftime. The GPAC rivals traded baskets in the second half, with Concordia pulling ahead for six-point lead in the third quarter. The Tigers, however, trimmed the margin to 48-46 late in the quarter.

Concordia mounted a 12-4 run lasting over five minutes and the Bulldogs led by a game-high 12 points at 64-52. Five points by Pitsch cut the lead to 64-57 with 3:53 remaining, however, the deficit proved to be too much for the Tigers.

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Dakota Wesleyan hosts Dordt University at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Corn Palace.

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