MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin won the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference regular season title outright after a convincing 87-71 Senior Day victory over Concordia Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons have the No. 1 seed in the NACC Tournament, a first round bye and will play a semifinal contest Thursday at 7 pm inside the R. John Buuck Field House.
Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 87, Concordia Chicago 71
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (R. John Buuck Field House)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 20-5 (17-3 NACC), Concordia Chicago 10-15 (8-12 NACC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons separated themselves with a big third quarter, outscoring the Cougars 30-13 behind 20 points in the paint. CUW increased its four-point lead at halftime to as many as 21 points. They also put together a 26-6 scoring run to close the third quarter.
- CUW had its best shooting game of the season, ending at 54.5 percent (36-of-66), while also making 11-of-14 (78.6 percent) at the free throw line. In all, 10 players reached the scoring column and four had double-figures.
- Senior Madelyn Landgraf (Elkhart Lake, Wis.) led all players with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including two 3-pointers, and became the 16th player in program history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.
- Sophomore Brianna Wagner (Fond du Lac, Wis.) added 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals, while junior Taylor DeLong (Milwaukee, Wis.) netted a career-high 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting off the bench.
- Senior Megan Coenen (Green Bay, Wis.) added 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Junior Samantha Blissett (Springfield, Ill.) recorded eight points, five rebounds, career-high 10 assists and a career-best two blocks.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- CUW's 30 points in the third quarter were the most scored in one period this season.
- Blissett's 10 assists were tied for the fifth most in a game in program history.
- The Falcons 87 points were tied for the 10th most points in a game in program history, while their 36 field goals made were tied for fourth most and the 54.5 percent (36-of-55) shooting was the sixth best percentage.
- Morgan Jahnke ended with 16 points, seven assists and four rebounds for the Cougars. Courtney Lofink and Angelik Young each recorded 14 points, while Lofink added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.
- Hannah Rummell scored 11 points off the bench.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons will face the winner of the No. 4 vs. No. 5 seeded NACC Tournament quarterfinal on Thursday at 7 pm inside the R. John Buuck Field House.