Women's Basketball Upended by Caldwell in CACC Action

Women's Basketball Upended by Caldwell in CACC Action

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College women's basketball team hosted Caldwell University in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division showdown in the Meyer Athletic Center on Wednesday evening. The Clippers would fall in their last home game of the season as the Cougars captured the 90-62 win.

In the first quarter both teams came out in a closely contested battle until Caldwell used a 7-0 run to take a 13-4 lead at the 4:10 mark. Concordia ended the period with an 8-5 run as the Cougars held an 18-12 advantage after 10 minutes of play.

Caldwell came out in the second quarter with three straight baskets to take a double-digit lead. The Clippers responded with six straight points, but the Cougars used a 12-2 run to hold a 36-20 advantage with under two minutes to play in the half. Concordia ended the period on a 6-2 run as the Clippers trailed 38-26.

At halftime senior Khadijah Donaldson (Valley Stream, N.Y.) was honored for her hard work and dedication to the women's basketball program over her career with Concordia.

The third quarter saw both teams scoring in the early going, but an 8-0 run for Caldwell allowed the visitors to take a 62-39 lead with 2:44 to go in the period. The two sides would trade baskets in the closing moments of the quarter as the Clippers trailed 69-47 going into the final period.

The Cougars continued their offensive push in the fourth quarter and a 7-2 run allowed them to hold a 76-49 lead minutes into the period. Concordia rallied with six unanswered points midway through the quarter, but could not get any closer as Caldwell went on to take the 90-62 win.

Donaldson led the Clippers with a career-high 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field as she also added eight rebounds. Sophomore Brianna Hendrick (Valley Stream, N.Y.) chipped in with 10 points, a career-best six steals, and four rebounds while sophomore Hadiyah Black (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added eight points and eight rebounds.

Concordia (4-21, 2-16 CACC) will close out their season on Saturday afternoon with a CACC North Division matchup at Post University. Tip-off in Waterbury, Conn. is set for 1 p.m. as fans unable to attend can follow the action by accessing the live stats link under the women's basketball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.