Lakewood, N.J. – The Concordia women's basketball team returned to the basketball court for their first game of the 2014 calendar year on Saturday afternoon. The Clippers visited Georgian Court for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) game as the Lions would take an 85-58 victory at the GCU Wellness Center.
Concordia began the game trailing 7-4 in the early going as the Clippers would fall behind by seven points but six unanswered points would make the score 13-12 in favor of Georgian Court with 10:58 remaining. The Lions rallied off 10 straight points to open up a 27-15 lead as Concordia stopped the scoreless drought with a pair of free throws by freshman Jessica Rosalbo (Staten Island, N.Y.) with 6:19 left in the half. From that point on the Clippers were out-scored 14-9 as Concordia went into the locker room trailing 41-26.
In the second half the Lions would begin with a 16-2 run to extend their advantage to 57-28. The Clippers responded with six straight points but Georgian Court would continue to hold their lead as the Lions would go on to take an 85-58 win.
Junior Megan Burns (Staten Island, N.Y.) led Concordia with a team-high 19 points off the bench which included a 13-of-14 performance from the foul line. Rosalbo added 11 points and three assists while junior Alyssa Dawson (Westwood, N.J) chipped in with six points and a team-best five rebounds.
Georgian Court shot 48.1% from the field during the game while the Clippers shot 31.6%. The Lions also held a 43-28 rebounding advantage while Concordia's bench out-scored Georgian Court's bench 26-16.
The Clippers (0-13, 0-6 CACC) will return home for their next game which will take place on Wednesday, January 8th. Concordia will host Nyack for the first of two regular season meetings as fans unable to attend the game at 1 p.m. can follow all of the action via the live stats and video links on ConcordiaClippers.com.