New Haven, Conn. – The Concordia College women's basketball team was back in action on Monday evening with a non-conference game at Southern Conn. St. The Clippers would drop a 97-57 decision to the Owls as Concordia is now 0-2 on the early season.
The first five minutes of play saw the two teams neck-and-neck until Southern Conn. St. began pulling away. The Owls used a 9-0 run to gain a 31-20 advantage with 7:59 remaining in the first half. Southern Conn. St. used another 9-0 run to gain an 18 point lead as the Clippers would go almost five minutes without a basket. The Owls ended the first half with right straight points to take a 48-26 lead into the locker room.
In the second half both sides would mainly trade baskets during the first five minutes until a 7-0 run by Southern Conn. St. gave the home team a 67-36 lead with 13:48 remaining on the clock. Concordia would stop the run but was unable to cut into their deficit as the Owls would go on to win their first game of the season, 97-57.
Freshman Rebecca Gordon (Patchogue, N.Y.) scored a team-high 15 points while also grabbing six rebounds while fellow freshman Victoria Rubin (Staten Island, N.Y.) came off the bench to record five points and a team-high eight rebounds. The Clippers shot 39.6% from the field as Concordia committed 32 turnovers which in turn led to 32 points off the turnovers for Southern Conn. St.
The Clippers (0-2) will next open up Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play on Wednesday evening. Concordia will take on Post University which is also their first home game of the season. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. in the Meyer Athletic Center as fans unable to attend can follow the action via the live stats and video links on ConcordiaClippers.com.