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Semifinals Recap

Concordia (Neb.) and Southeastern (Fla.) advance to the 2019 NAIA DII Women's Basketball Championship game tomorrow night at 7:05 PM

Concordia advances to the championship

  • Concordia defeats Northwestern 82-79 | Box Score
  • Northwestern had 10 turnovers in the first quarter allowing Concordia to score 11 of their 26 points
  • The Red Raiders created a 13 point deficit after one quarter of play
  • The Bulldogs shot 47% compared to The Red Raiders 35% from the field in the first half
  • Northwestern was down 41-27 at halftime
  • The third quarter changed the game for the Red Raiders scoring 24 points to go into the fourth quarter down by two
  • Even fourth quarter shooting, Northwestern with 28 in the fourth and Concordia with 29
  • Northwestern finished with 23 turnovers compared to Concordia's 7
  • Concordia did however lose the glass by 17
  • Concordia's 2nd half shooting of 60 percent allowed them to pull out the win
  • This is the Bulldogs second trip to the Championship in two years
  • In 2015 they were runner-up to Morningside (Iowa) and 2018 fell to Dakota Wesleyan

Southeastern advances to the championship for the first time ever

  • Southeastern defeats Dakota Wesleyan, 78-75 | Box Score
  • Dakota Wesleyan had 18 rebounds while Southeastern only had 11
  • Dakota Wesleyan only shot 19% compared to Southeastern's 38% in the first quarter. The Fire led 17-11 after quarter one
  • Kynedi Cheeseman went 4/4 from three and collected 14 points in the second, 19 points total in the half.
  • Dakota Wesleyan cuts Southeastern's lead to four at the end of the half
  • At the end of the third quarter, Southeastern had been to the line 12 times compared to DWU 3 times.
  • Regulation play ended with a score of 61-61 sending the game to overtime
  • The first overtime ended with a score of 69-69
  • Osthus and Karst fouled out in overtime sending Dakota Wesleyan deeper into their bench than normal
  • Makenzie Cann had a huge block in the second overtime eliminating Dakota Wesleyan chance to score
  • Cheeseman earned another double-double in the tournament ending the night and leading the Tigers with 32 points and 14 rebounds
  • Marlena Schmidt earned a double-double for the Fire with 13 points and 12 rebounds
  • Paulsson-Glantz led the team in scoring with 16 points
  • This is Southeastern's fifth national tournament appearance and their first championship game appearance

Up Next

  • The Championship game will take place Tuesday at 7:05 PM
  • The game will be broadcasted on ESPN 3

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