MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin used a 17-6 scoring run to close the first quarter and never looked back during a commanding 83-48 victory over Rockford University during Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference play inside the R. John Buuck Field House.
Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 83, Rockford 48
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 13-3 (10-2 NACC), Rockford 2-15 (0-12 NACC)
QUOTING STACEY BRUNNER-JONES
"Today was an all-around team victory," head coach Stacey Brunner-Jones. "I am happy we were able to play everyone that dressed and play as well as we did. We have now won five in a row in the NACC, but the next game is the most important and we have to prepare for Wednesday night at MSOE."
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons blew the game wide open and turned a two-point advantage into a 13-point lead after a 17-6 scoring run during a six minute and 14 second stretch to close the first quarter. From then on they continued to build their lead to as many as 38 points.
- CUW controlled all facets of the game; including shooting a season-best 52.9 percent (27-of-51), outrebounding Rockford 40-22, forcing 30 turnovers and stealing 21 passes.
- The Falcons also played all 16 players who dressed and 14 recorded at least a point.
- Senior Megan Coenen (Green Bay, Wis.) led all players with 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting, to go along with seven rebounds, while junior Samantha Blissett (Springfield, Ill.) added a career-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting off the bench. Blissett also had three assists, four steals and a block.
- Senior Madelyn Landgraf (Elkhart Lake, Wis.) added nine points, four rebounds, two assists, a career-high-tying five steals and a block. She had four steals during the first quarter.
- Sophomore Audrey Scharmer (Winona, Minn.) dished out a career-high six assists, while freshman Shelby Otto (Greenleaf, Wis.) rejected a career-best four shots. Freshman Marciarae' Harmon (Milwaukee, Wis.) stole a career-high four passes.
- Senior Ariel Kinlow (Brown Deer, Wis.) scored a career-best six points off the bench. Sophomore Kelsey Mazur (Reedsburg, Wis.) had career bests in points (four), rebounds (three) and assists (two).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Falcons finished with a 45-19 lead in bench production, 38-26 edge in points in the paint and a 29-18 advantage in points off turnovers.
- CUW scored 20 points in three quarters in the same game for the first time this season.
- The Falcons made a season-best 27 free throw attempts and shot 81.8 percent at the charity stripe. The 27 free throws made is tied for the third most in a game in program history.
- CUW's 35 point margin of victory was the largest this season and the highest in league play since a 90-52 win over Dominican on February 8, 2014.
- Otto's four blocks is tied for the seventh most in a single game in program history.
- The Falcons 21 steals is tied for the fifth most in a game in program history.
- Amanda Davis led the Regents with nine points off the bench, while Mallorie Getzelman and Casey Pettit added eight points apiece, respectively. Tajanae Key and Adrianna Jenkins stole three passes each.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons return to play on Wednesday with a 7 pm tipoff at MSOE