Bronxville, N.Y. – Senior Krystina Agard (Queens, N.Y.) scored a season-high 36 points for Concordia as the Clippers captured a 78-72 victory over Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponent Georgian Court University on Thursday evening.
The Lions opened up the game with a 5-0 advantage but the Clippers would take a 10-9 lead with 13:37 left in the opening period. Concordia would use a 9-0 run to take a 30-18 lead and then opened up an 18 point lead at 42-24 with 3:49 remaining in the half. Georgian Court would close the half on a 15-2 run but the Clippers would hold a 45-39 advantage going into the locker room.
The Lions would cut their deficit to two points early in the second half but Concordia would gain a double-digit lead following a three-point basket by Agard at the 11:44 mark. Georgian Court would make another run at the Clippers got back within three points with 1:50 left in the game.
With time running out the Lions had no choice but to foul in hopes of having a chance to tie the game. Agard would connect on 5-of-6 foul shots to seal the win for Concordia as the Clippers held on to a 78-72 victory.
Agard's 36 points, which a personal best at Concordia, came off 6-of-13 shooting from the field and an impressive 22-of-25 shooting display from the foul line. She also added a game-high 12 rebounds in 38 minutes of action. The Clippers connected on nine three-point baskets in the game and shot 21-of-61 (34.4%) as the team has now won six of their last eight conference games.
Concordia (8-16, 7-9 CACC) will be back in action on Saturday afternoon as the Clippers will host Philadelphia University in their only regular season meeting. Tip-off is set for 1pm in the Meyer Athletic Center as fans unable to attend the game can follow the action via Live Stats and Live Video on ConcordiaClippers.com.