The Beavers took care of business last night against a very athletic Barton Cougar team. The Beavers led the entire contest to take a 29-22 lead into half-time. The Beavers extended the lead early in the first half, but the Cougars wouldn’t go away. With a couple minutes to play the Cougars cut the lead to 4 and Tatiana Grant went to work to get a couple breakaway lay-ups. Although we didn’t play our best down the stretch we did enough to get by with our third victory in five days. The final 65-58!
The Beaver women came up victorious on Saturday evening vs the Dodge City conquistadors. It wasn't without a fight however. The team trailed the majority of the contest and found a spark late in the game to edge the Conqs 74-66. Dodge City was lights put from the 3 point arc and it caused problems for the Beavers most of the night. The Beavers found themselves down seven with 6 minutes to go before our sophomore leaders took over.
It was a successful night for your women’s basketball team at Concordia last night. The Beavers led the entire contest and dominated much of the contest. Leading by 8 points at the half, the Beavers built the largest lead to 16 before the T-birds made a big run to make us all a bit nervous. A big three by Maddie Pendry , another dominating performance by Elle Stein in the 2nd half, and the ability to make crucial free-throws late in the contest sealed the 71-62 win for your Beavers.
Your women’s basketball team came back victorious from the dreaded trip to Colby. When we arrived at the community building the temperature in the gym was MUCH colder than the temperature outside. The Beavers started the game cold in all aspects of the game and the score went back and forth much of the first half. The Beavers couldn’t seem to hold on to the ball and we weren’t very strong. At halftime the score was tied 34-34. We must have warmed up a little because the second half was much better and we slowly pulled away from the very hot shooting Trojans.
THANK YOU for filling the Dome and cheering on your Beavers. Although the girls fell short against the third ranked Blue Dragons, I felt that we played very well. The girls were down 6 at half-time and started the second half rather slow and saw the score quickly go the opposite direction we needed it to. The girls battled for 40 minutes and played their hearts out. We couldn’t overcome the hot shooting of the Blue Dragons and we had a few turnovers that got the best of us. With 5 minutes remaining we made a run to get the deficit to eight points before it got away from us.
Your Beavers didn't play very well last night at Garden City and the end result was a big loss to move the Beavers to 1-3 in conference play. A zone defense and a tremendous amount of athleticism offensively was no match for us. We trailed the entire contest and it just got worse as the game went on. Not a lot of positive stats to talk about as the Broncobusters did a great job of taking away our strengths and we did a great job of allowing them to score.
Women’s basketball took care of business at Dodge City on Saturday, but we made it very eventful! Long story short, we were down 7 with 3:30 to play. The girls battled back and took the game to overtime. In OT we held Dodge City scoreless and came home with a 80-73 win. Tatiana Grant was VERY impressive again with 42 points and 14 rebounds. We actually had three Beavers record double-doubles. Elle Stein had an uninspired first half and came out in the second half and did what we needed her to do scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Kari Devlin also had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
We lost another tough; hard fought battle last night. Our girls left it all on the floor and actually played great basketball, the ball just didn’t bounce our way late. We were down seven leading into the break and came back and played great team basketball to start the second half. Much like 4 of our 5 losses, the 2nd half went back and forth with each team making plays. With 44.7 left we saw ourselves down 3. We missed two free-throws to cut the lead to one, a quick foul put Cloud at the line for 1 and 1 and we gave up an offensive rebound.
The Beavers dropped their first conference game 66-76 after a very poor shooting performance (31.4%). The game was back and forth all night with six lead changes and the largest lead only being four points until late in the contest. Three of our five starters combined to go 2-30 from the field and as a team we were 0-13 from the three-point line. The home team Cougars shot 20 more free-throws than the Beavers and we came home with the loss.