pictured is Stocton Timbrook, picture courtesy of Brad Anderson
Concordia 44 Abilene Cowgirls 30
ABILENE – The Concordia Lady Panthers used a 20-5, 3rd quarter to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit Tuesday night in their victory at Abilene. 5’6” Freshman, Charlize Cash scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the 3rd quarter to help turn the game around for Concordia.
The Cowgirls played one of their better halves of basketball in the first 2 quarters of the game. Abilene put together a 13-0 run that bridged the 1st and 2nd quarters and held the Lady Panthers without any points for over a quarter of game time and only 2 total points in the entire 2nd quarter. The Cowgirls led 8-6 at the end of the 1st quarter and 21-8 at halftime. Concordia led 28-26 after their big 3rd quarter.
Abilene was led by Junior, Claira Dannefer, who finished with a team-high 14 points. The Cowgirls fell to 2-13, 1-6 with the loss and Concordia improved to 5-11, 2-5 with the win.
Concordia 57 Abilene Cowboys 52
ABILENE – The Concordia Panthers held off the Cowboys for their first victory in Abilene since 2014. Concordia had lost 9 consecutive games at Abilene prior to Tuesday night. The Cowboys had defeated the Panthers 66-47 on December 16. The loss, was the 3rd in a row for Abilene and they have now lost 4 of their last 5 games overall to fall to 8-8, 4-3 on the season.
The Cowboys led 15-11 at the end of the 1st quarter but trailed 25-24 at halftime and 44-42 after three quarters. The Panthers got 4 free throws, in the final 20 seconds, from Senior, Alan Garcia to put the game away. Garcia was 8-8 at the foul line in the game, with all the free throws coming in the 2nd half. He finished with a game-high 16 points in the win. Concordia improved to 8-8, 2-5 with the victory. Abilene will travel to Wamego on Friday, while Concordia will host Chapman.