MEQUON, Wis. – The MSOE women's basketball team fell down by 21 points in the first half and could not recover in dropping an 84-60 decision at Concordia Wisconsin Wednesday evening.
The Raiders (12-11, 10-8 NACC) got 26 points from freshman Holly Denfeld, but it was not enough against the Falcons (20-3, 16-2 NACC).
Denfeld hit on 11 of her 14 shots in the game, posting the eighth-best field goal percentage in school history (.786), and pulled down nine rebounds. Senior Shannon Larson added 14 points and continues to close in on 1,000 career points with 969.
CUW put four players in double-figures with Anna Butler and Katie Luethe scoring 14 apiece.
Concordia was on fire in the first half, shooting 62.1 percent from the field and making 15-of-15 free throws. The Raiders also shot well, hitting 54.2 percent of their shots, but got to the free throw just four times and committed 12 turnovers.
MSOE played the Falcons close early, but an 11-2 run turned a tight 11-9 CUW lead into a 22-11 advantage. The visitors were able to pull back within nine on multiple occasions, but Concordia went on a 16-4 run to build its lead to 46-24 and led 52-31 at halftime.
Both teams cooled off in the second half, but the deficit was too much to overcome.
The Raiders return to action Saturday at Dominican.