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Scharmer, Wagner lead Women’s Basketball to victory

Photo by Sam Dunn
Photo by Sam Dunn

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – Concordia Wisconsin's dominating tandem of Audrey Scharmer and Brianna Wagner had solid performances again and the Falcons turned it on during the second half en route a 73-61 victory at Concordia Chicago inside Geiseman Gymnasium.

Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 73, Concordia Chicago 61
Location: Geiseman Gymnasium (River Forest, Ill.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 19-6, 16-4 NACC; Concordia Chicago 17-8, 13-7 NACC

- No matter if it's a home or road game, the Falcons duo brings their best abilities and Saturday they each recorded double-doubles during the team's fourth-straight road win. More importantly, their efforts helped the visitors overcome a seven-point halftime deficit by scoring 20-plus points in each of the third and fourth quarters.
- Concordia Wisconsin ended the period with an 18-11 lead and was poised to extend it even further, but Concordia Chicago had other plans. The hosts responded with 25 points and shot 62.5 percent before halftime to own a 36-29 lead at the break.
- Halftime adjusts quickly showed, as the Falcons scored nine-consecutive points in two minutes and 15 seconds to own a two-point lead, 38-36. What was more impressive, was the 12-2 scoring run over the final 4:25 of the third quarter to go ahead for good.
- It looked as if the Cougars could possibly make the game intense down the stretch, but the Falcons closed the game with a 10-2 scoring run to walk away in victory.
- Senior Brianna Wagner (Fond du Lac, Wis.) had her sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Audrey Scharmer (Winona, Min.) recorded her 13th double-double after scoring 14 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
- Freshman Clara Chambers (Mineral Point, Wis.) had 12 points and four assists, while junior Baylee Barker (Oconomowoc, Wis.) tallied 10 points, career-high seven rebounds and five assists.

- Concordia Wisconsin dominated the glass, with a 47-28 rebounding advantage. They had 10 offensive rebounds that were converted into 11 points.
- The Falcons caused 11 turnovers and held the Cougars starters to 19 points.

- Sophia Leon had a team-high 17 points, while Michaela Thornton added 16 points. Both players came off the bench. Taylor Jacobsen scored 11 points, but turned the ball over six times.

- Concordia Wisconsin receives a NACC Tournament first-round bye because of its No. 2 seed and will face either No. 3 Benedictine, No. 4 Lakeland or No. 5 Concordia Chicago on Saturday, February 24 at 1 pm on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran in semifinal game.

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