For the second straight year, Concordia will play for a women's basketball national championship. The Bulldogs advanced to the NAIA Division-II final with an 82-79 win over Northwestern College on Monday.
Concordia was led by Philly Lammers' game-high 28 points. The GPAC Player of the Year also added 13 rebounds. Lincoln East grad Grace Barry contributed 19 points in the victory.
Concordia led by as many as 20 points in the second half, which was wiped away by the Red Raiders' hot shooting. Northwestern made 61-percent of its shots after halftime. However, Concordia reclaimed the lead for good on a pair of Quinn Wragge free throws with just over two minutes left in the game.
Concordia, ranked #1 in NAIA, now owns a record of 34-3. The national championship is scheduled for Tuesday at 7pm in Sioux City.
(1) Concordia University 82, (2) Northwestern College 79
*Concordia has advanced to the national championship game for the second year in a row and will play the winner between No. 3 Southeastern/No. 4 Dakota Wesleyan at 7:05 p.m. CT on Tuesday (March 12).
Indiana Tech: 29-5