FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University opened up conference play on Tuesday night as they took on No. 1-ranked Concordia University inside Wikert Event Center. The Warriors and Bulldogs both entered the game with unbeaten records, MU at 3-0 and CU at 4-0. It was the top-ranked Bulldogs who came away with the victory, revenging their lone regular season loss from a year ago. Concordia get the early lead in the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings at 1-0, 5-0 overall while Midland falls to 3-1 (0-1 GPAC) on the year.
Maddie Egr and Amanda Hansen led Midland with 16 and 15 points respectively. Egr’s post presence was not match for the Bulldogs and Hansen was able to drive to the rim after she got past the high pressure defense. Egr was one rebound shy of posting her first double-double of the year.
The Warriors played well in the first quarter and actually held a one point lead after 10 minutes of action. Concordia though would respond with a 23-14 second quarter for a 40-32 lead at the intermission.
After the break the Bulldogs were able to extend their lead to 12 after three before finishing the game with an 18 point victory, 83-65. Quinn Wragge and Grace Barry each scored 17 points for the Bulldogs to lead the way. They also got 11 points from Philomena Lammers.
Midland (3-1, 0-1 GPAC) will have another tough test in their next home game. They’ll take on No. 2-ranked and defending national champion Dakota Wesleyan (3-0, 0-0 GPAC) at home this Saturday, November 10. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Fremont.