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No. 22 Concordia overpowers Dakota Wesleyan women

DWU was held to its second-lowest scoring output of the season in the defeat.

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SEWARD, Neb. — For the second-straight contest, shooting woes plagued the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball program.

No. 22 Concordia (Neb.) held DWU to 29.4% shooting from the field and 19.4% from 3-point range and raced past the Tigers, 90-58, in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at Friedrich Arena.

The road effort comes after DWU shot 32.3% and scored a season-low 49 points in a loss to No. 23 Briar Cliff on Wednesday night at the Corn Palace.

DWU was kept to 22.6% shooting in the first half and was 3-for-19 on 3-point attempts in the first 20 minutes. Entering the game, DWU had only attempted 15 or more 3-pointers four times this season and was shooting 26% on 3-pointers for the season. The Tigers ended the game with six makes on 31 attempts from behind the arc.

The Tigers’ GPAC-leading scoring defense (56.5 points per game) surrendered a season-high 90 points to the Bulldogs, who shot 50.7% from the field and 41.7% from distance.

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Rynn Osthus was DWU’s only double-digit scorer, finishing with 13 points and was the Tigers’ joint leading rebounder, matching Jada Campbell’s six rebounds. Matti Reiner and Kaylee Kirk had nine and eight points, respectively.

Concordia (11-6, 8-3 GPAC) had just one starter log double figures in points as Taysha Rushton scored 18 points, but Mackenzie Toomey (19) and Kayla Luebbe (11) each had double-digit points off the bench.

DWU (14-4, 6-4 GPAC) hosts Midland on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Corn Palace.

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