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Regents Fall to Soaring Falcons

Sammi Russell
Sammi Russell

MEQUON, Wis. - The Rockford University women's basketball team (1-15, 1-11 NACC) fell 97-41 on the road Saturday afternoon to the red-hot Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons (12-4, 11-2 NACC). With the win, the Falcons have now won eight straight games dating back to the end of December. Statistically it was a difficult day for the Regents, as Rockford shot just 23.7% (14-of-59) from the floor, compared to 49.4% (39-for-79) shooting for the Falcons. Concordia University Wisconsin also outrebounded Rockford 57-34 and outscored the Regents 46-16 in the paint. However, Rockford continued to do an excellent job at the free throw line. The Regents shot 84.6% (11-for-13) from the charity stripe and are now the second best free throw shooting team in the NACC at 71.7%. 

 

  • The Regents were able to hang with the Falcons early on in the first quarter. After the Falcons opened the game on a 5-0 run, the Regents answered right back with four straight points of their own. Sophomore Sammi Russell (Winnebago, Ill.) scored all four points for the Regents, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the free throw line. 
  • Unfortunately, Concordia Wisconsin quickly took control of the game scoring the next 12 points to jump out in front 17-4. 
  • The Falcons continued to build upon their lead for the remainder of the first half, taking a 45-18 advantage into the break. 
  • Concordia Wisconsin built its lead up to a game-high 58 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 97-41 win.

 

  • Senior Nicole Silvers (Byron, Ill.) led Rockford with a team-high 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. 
  • Emily Cox (Erie, Ill.) finished with 8 points and 4 rebounds off the bench.

 

The Rockford University women's basketball team returns to the court on Tuesday, January 22 against Wisconsin Lutheran College. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM in the Seaver Center.