ST. PAUL, MINN. --- Concordia captured the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) women's basketball playoff title and the MIAC's automatic qualifier bid to the NCAA tournament with a 71-61 win over No. 1 seed St. Thomas in St. Paul, Saturday.
Concordia jumped out to an early lead over St. Thomas, one they never surrendered to the Tommies, and never looked back. The Cobbers held the lead by as many as 15 points in the first half and 10 at halftime.
However, the Tommies didn't surrender easily to the Cobbers attack and managed to pull within one point with 16:02 remaining. That was as close as the would come though, as the Cobbers pulled away in the latter minutes of the second half.
The Cobber attack was led by Erica Nord (17 points, 3 rebounds), Emily Thesing (15 points, 3 rebounds), Brittany Jossart (13 points, 4 rebounds) and Maggie Bauernfeind (11 points, 12 rebounds).
The Tommies were led by Taylor Young with 22 points and 7 rebounds, while Jazmin Townsend added 18 points and 4 rebounds.
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