Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Northern State University women's basketball team fell to Concordia-St. Paul, 36-54, in the Championship game of the NSIC\Sanford Health Women's Basketball Tournament. The Wolves (24-6) will now await their fate to be announced Sunday during the regional selection show. NSU previously sat in the seventh spot in the central region rankings.
Northern was unable to improve from a mere 22.2 percent field goal shooting in the first half of play after scoring only 15 points. The NSU defense held the Golden Bears, who average just over 70 points a game, to only 54 points in the loss, however the offense could not catch a break to get going. The 24 CU points in the paint were the game maker for the Golden Bears who also did not play to their season averages offensively.
The Wolves were led by Rachel Krogman with 12 points and eight rebounds in the contest. After two quick threes in the final minutes of play, Paige Waytashek broke into double-digits ending the game with ten points of her own. Waytashek recorded three of the team's four buckets from the arc. Megan Mutchler added nine points and eight rebounds to the team total.
The NCAA regional selection show will take place Sunday March 9th. After winning three of their last four games, since the last regional ranking the Wolves are still in the hint to continue the season. The selection show can be viewed at NCAA.com.