DETROIT, Mich. — On a day where navigating the roads was made difficult by mother nature, the women’s basketball team found life on the hardwood equally challenging as the visiting Concordia-Ann Arbor Cardinals (12-12; 9-7 WHAC) used a strong first half to top the Mustangs (2-21; 0-16 WHAC), 85-52.
The Mustangs were plagued by another tough shooting performance as the team went 20-of-80 from the field in Saturday’s (Feb. 1) Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest held inside Detroit’s Northwest Activities Center. Concordia connected on 29 of their 60 attempts from the field.
The Cardinals started the conference contest on a 28-7 run over the game’s first 10 minutes as the Mustangs found it tough to connect from the floor. The Mustangs’ defense would come alive over the next four minutes as the Cardinals managed a mere four points during that stretch. With the score at 32-12 in favor of Concordia with six minutes left in the half, both teams would exchange baskets in a back-and-forth conclusion to the opening half as the Mustangs went into the break down 20, 42-22.
The game’s final 20 minutes would see both teams play an even half as the Cardinals went on to win by an 85-52 final. For the game, the Mustangs forced 21 Cardinal turnovers and turned them into 17 points. Concordia countered with 18 points off of 13 Mustang miscues.
Concordia used a 36-14 advantage in bench points and a 38-28 edge in points in the paint to top the Mustangs by 23 in the weekend WHAC tilt.
The Mustangs were led by senior forward Arielle Edwards (Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills) with 13 points and six rebounds. Raeha Weaver (Battle Creek, Mich./Kellogg CC) and Ciara Moore (Detroit, Mich./Northwestern) followed with 12 and 10 points respectively. Moore added five assists and four rebounds in the conference setback.
Concordia was led by Becca Sabol with 19 points and 20 rebounds.
An out-of-state road trip is next for the Mustangs Wednesday (Feb. 5) when the team travels to take on Indiana Tech at 6 p.m.
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