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Women's Basketball - Mon, Feb. 25, 2013

The Concordia Eagles turned around and beat Arizona Christian for the second time in three nights on Monday night, February 25, 84-62, in the First Round of the GSAC Tournament inside CU Arena.

Katie Ogdon was a force for Concordia on Monday, with 21 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.  She was two-of-five from deep and eight-of-17 from the field.  Melody Chavez scored 15 points and Camesha Patton had 12 points and seven boards.  In all, 11 Eagles scored.  They dominated the glass, 53-37, and shot 42%, compared to 35% for Arizona Christian.

The game was tight early on, as the squads played to a tie at 11 seven minutes in.  Concordia took a four-point lead on a layup from Patton and two free throws from Abby Lange.  Concordia held that lead until Arizona Christian went up 20-19 at the 9:46 mark.  The teams continued to trade leads until Jade Reed made two from the stripe to put Concordia up 27-26 with five minutes left in the half, as Concordia would not trail again.  Concordia scored eight straight after that, led by a three from Chavez, and led 39-32 at the half.

Arizona Christian cut the lead to three, 43-40, four minutes into the second half.  Ogdon responded with a three, as Concordia scored seven of the next nine points.  They held the ten-point advantage, until a jumper from Patton sparked a 13-0 run capped by two freebies from Ashley Engeln to put Concordia up 70-47 with 6:29 remaining.  Coach Jenny Hansen cleared her bench and reserve Sam Bodle came in ready and dropped back-to-back threes late. 

Concordia won 24-9 in points off turnovers, 36-16 in the paint, 22-8 in second chance points, 16-3 in fastbreak points, and 30-5 in bench points.  Concordia improved to 8-20, while Arizona Christian dropped to 4-23 as their season comes to an end.  Concordia moves on to the quarterfinals of the GSAC Tournament, Wednesday night, February 27 at San Diego Christian at 7:30 pm.  Watch the live stream at http://www.sdcchawks.com/SIDHelp/mediaSchedule.php.