Willamette's guards too much for Concordia in 71-66 win

SALEM — Willamette avenged its only loss of the young season Tuesday night, dispatching of visiting Concordia 71-66 in a non-conference women’s basketball game at Cone Field House.

The victory improved the Bearcats’ record to 3-1, while the visiting Cavaliers fell to 2-5. The Cavs handed Willamette its only loss of the season seven days earlier in Portland, 67-56.

Willamette received 52 of its points from three starting guards. Senior Rosie Contri scored 10 points in each half to lead all players with 20 points. Twins Jammie and Simmie Muth, both juniors, had 18 and 14 points, respectively.

Concordia had four players in double figures, led by Heather Seyfert’s 15 points. She also collected a game-high 12 rebounds.
Willamette out-shot Concordia from the field, 48.4 percent to 36.2 percent.

The Bearcats led the entire way, save for a two-minute stretch midway through the first half. Willamette held a 50-36 advantage early in the second half before the visitors clawed their way back into the game.

Concordia’s Korey Beeler closed the gap to 66-60 on a three-pointer with just over four minutes remaining. Amanda Tweedy then hit another trey with 55 seconds left to make it 66-63. But the hosts put the game away on a driving bank shot by Deanna Lund and two free throws by Jammie Muth.