(1) Concordia University (Neb.) vs (5) Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
The No. 1 seed Concordia University Bulldogs took on the No. 5 seed Cardinal Stritch Wolves for the second game of the second round of the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs dominated the game, winning 75-56. Both teams entered this game with dominant wins in the first round.
Concordia took a strong lead in the beginning and kept their dominance throughout the whole game.
“At halftime we just plan on running more, keep being aggressive and getting in the paint, (and) keeping our space and ball pressure for our defense,” said Philomena Lammers, the leading scorer for Concordia. “It’s one of the things that we pride ourselves on (defense). We want to get in the other team, force as many turnovers and just get in their face as much as possible.”
Lammers had the leading shots with a total of 20 points and 14 rebounds. Two other key players for Concordia include, Erin Vieselmeyer with 12 points and Quinn Wragge with 10 points.
Cardinal Stritch was lead by Kelli Schrauth with 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Wolves’ other top scorer was Haley Ream with 12 points and shot 4-7.
“Jamestown is tough,” said Coach Olsen regarding Concordia’s next match up against Jamestown. “Hammer puts up 36, and that’s really impressive and those three guards are going to be hard to keep in front so that will be the biggest challenge tomorrow.”
The Bulldogs will play Jamestown on Saturday March 11. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.