We are underway.
Starters for Rushville:
Starters for Concordia:
We'll be updating on the breaks.
Concordia on a 10-0 run. Lions just can't find the bottom of the bucket. Meiklejohn leads with 6 points.
Time out 3:14 in the first. Lions close the gap behind 3 pts from Andrews and a bucket from Justice. Looks like the early game jitters are out.
A trapped Cadet forces coach Dave Miller to call a time out. Meikeljohn is an offensive force for the Cadets with 8. Concordia up 12-9.
End of the furious first quarter. Rushville is applying full court pressure throughout, but Concordia is doing a good job of handling it. The Lions have closed the gap some more, trailing by just 1, 14-13. Constantly attacking the basket has put them at the line a couple of times for some freebies.
Official's time out at the 3:03 of the 2nd. Rushville took a momentary lead, but the Cadets are now clinging to a 1 point lead that was a 5-point lead minutes ago. Lots of good action, good shooting and hustle. Meiklejohn has 10 for Concordia. I like the way this Rushville team plays together. Huge crowd here to support the Lions, although Concordia has a VERY loud bunch.
Halftime, Rushville 25, Concordia 24. A real barn burner here at the Coliseum. The Lions benefited from bonus opportunities. Concordia's Newbauer could see some limited minutes in the 2nd, as she has 3 fouls already. Leading scorer for Concordia continues to be Meiklejohn with 10, matched by Rushville's Shelbie Justice with 10.
For the first half:
Reb: Rushville 2-16, Concordia 4-17
FG%: Rushville 36.4%, Concordia 34.6%
FT: Rushville 8-9, Concordia 5-6
TO: Rushville 8, Concordia 8
Ast: Rushville 4, Concordia 6
Extremely even. Second half about to start.
End of the third, and it's been fast and furious. Concordia has made a huge surge, taking a 46-37 lead into the final period. A buzzer-beating put back by the Cadets gives them the momentum heading into the 4th. This game has been a game of runs, and the last one belongs to Concordia. Rushville having a hard time finding the bottom of the basket, although they are getting some decent looks.
Just 6:43 left in the game, and it will be all uphill for Rushville. Concordia leads 48-37, their largest lead of the game. But there is still a lot of time for Rushville to close the gap and be in a position to win at the end of regulation.
Just 1:22 left and Concordia has a strong lead after one freebie by Angela Doerffler. Concordia leads 55-46. The hill gets steeper for Rushville.
Cadets win 59-48.
Mental attitude award winner is Concordia's Anna Goeglein.
Our 3A all-tournament team:
MVP - Andrea Newbauer, Concordia - 11 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl
Erynn Meiklejohn, Concordia - 16 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk, 1 stl
Anna Goeglein, Concordia - 12 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
Shelbie Justice, Rushville - 18 pts, 10 reb, 3 stl
Kaleigh Andrews, Rushville - 9 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 5 stls