December 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech women’s basketball team gave 16th ranked Concordia University all it could handle for almost 35 minutes, but the defending WHAC champions would pull away late to hand the Lady Warriors a 78-60 loss on Wednesday night in the Schaefer Center.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 2-8 on the year and 2-3 in league play while the Cardinals bumped their record to 8-3 overall and a spotless 5-0 in the WHAC.
Concordia led by as many as 14 in the first half, but Tech used a 17-5 run to get back in the game and would trail by just three at halftime, 38-35.
Chelsea Carradine (Redford, MI/Thurston) opened the second half with two of her career-high 18 points to get the Lady Warriors within one. However, 11 unanswered points by Concordia put the visiting Cardinals back in front by a comfortable margin with 15:32 left in the game.
Tech rallied back again and following a three-pointer from Ulyssia Richmond (Temple Hills, MD/Riverdale Baptist), the Lady Warriors narrowed the gap to seven, 59-52, at the 8:09 mark.
Concordia managed to climb back ahead by 10 with less than six minutes remaining, before back-to-back triples by the Cardinals would put the game out of reach.
Terrific three-point shooting propelled Concordia to the win, hitting 11-of-23 shots from behind the arc. Meanwhile, the Lady Warriors had a great game from the charity stripe knocking down 13-of-15 attempts.
Along with her 18 points, Carradine pulled down five rebounds. Richmond and Rachael Kruse (Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead) followed with 15 and 14 points respectively while grabbing four boards each.
Up next, Indiana Tech will travel to Adrian, Michigan for a conference clash with Siena Heights University on Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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