Bronxville, N.Y. – The Concordia women's basketball team battled Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division opponent Caldwell College on Saturday afternoon. The Clippers would need a win over the Cougars to earn the No. 4 seed in the CACC tournament but a strong performance by Caldwell spoiled Senior Day as Concordia fell 73-60.
In the opening minutes the Clippers would fall behind 5-0 but quickly responded to tie the game and keep pace with the Cougars for the first 12 minutes of play. Caldwell would go on an 8-0 run to take a 27-21 lead with 5:30 remaining in the first half. Concordia was unable to cut into their deficit and went into the locker room trailing 38-28.
The second half saw the Cougars remain in control for the first five minutes until an 8-3 run by the Clippers to get within three, 50-47, at the 11:52 mark. Caldwell would regain a double digit lead with 5:03 remaining on the clock and Concordia was unable to get any closer as the Cougars captured a 73-60 victory. With the win, Caldwell improves to 17-11 (15-4 CACC) and wins the CACC North Division.
Jones led Concordia with a season-high 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field while adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 40 minutes of action. Agard added 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal which included an 8-of-9 shooting performance from the foul line. Junior Victoria Jones (Staten Island, N.Y.) added eight points, a team-high nine rebounds and three blocks. The Clippers shot a combined 23-of-63 (36.5%) from the field and were outrebounded 43-36.
Concordia (9-18, 8-11 CACC) have concluded their regular season schedule and did not qualify for the CACC championship tournament. The Clippers finished the season 5th in the CACC North Division, missing the post season by one game. Be sure to check back for post season awards and a season wrap up in the upcoming future on ConcordiaClippers.com.