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Concordia Hands Doane First GPAC Loss

The Tigers were hot from the floor but turnovers proved costly as Doane fell to Concordia University, 83-72, on Tuesday evening.  The game featured 44 fouls and 53 free throw attempts.

Doane only trailed by two at halftime, despite giving up 12 offensive rebounds and 13 second chance points.  In the second half, the Tigers limited Concordia to four offensive rebounds and zero second chance points.

Concordia built a nine point lead mid-way through the second half but a 9-1 run by the Tigers pulled Doane within a point at 56-55.  Vanessa Munter had five of her game-high 18 points during the stretch.  However, the Bulldogs responded with a 9-0 run to go ahead by 10 points and they never looked back.

Four Tigers finished in double figures in scoring.  Joining Munter were Lindsay Anderson (16), Hannah Helman (13) and Amy Fox (12).  Alissa Holland grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, all on the defensive end.  Anderson had three assists for the Tigers.  Doane shot 50.9 percent from the floor and 40 percent from behind the three-point arc.

Concordia also had four players in double figures, led by Libby Hirssig's 16 points off the bench.  She added four assists.  Melissa Tinkham and Amber Quinn each collected seven rebounds.

The Bulldogs improved to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.  Doane fell to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC.

Up Next
Doane will host Dakota Wesleyan University on Saturday, December 1, at 2:00 PM.  The game can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.