No. 1 ranked Concordia jumped out to a 27-point halftime lead and went on to a 91-61 victory in the GPAC women's basketball opener for Nebraska Wesleyan on Tuesday night (Nov. 20) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
NWU hung with the Bulldogs in the second half as they were outscored by just three points in the final 20 minutes.
Nebraska Wesleyan (1-2, 0-1 GPAC) actually shot better than the Bulldogs from the floor hitting 48.9 percent from the field compared to 44.3 percent for Concordia.
It was the full court press of the Bulldogs that forced 31 NWU turnovers and the Bulldogs were able to convert those turnovers into 30 points.
Mallory Shanahan was the only NWU player to reach double figures as she scored 19 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Emily Leines, Kaitlyn Janata and Janelle Baal each scored eight.
Five different players scored in double figures for Concordia led by Kristen Conahan with 17 points.