Marian University women’s basketball (2-9, 0-6 NACC) scored 28 points in the second half but could only muster 16 points in the first half of a 78-44 loss to Concordia Chicago.
Marian outscored the Cougars 18-14 in the final quarter shooting 7-18 (.389) from the field with four free throws in five attempts (.800). Six different Sabres scored in the quarter led by sophomore Carley Wilson who had six points.
Concordia Chicago jumped out to a big lead in the first half, however, as they forced 20 Sabre turnovers. The Cougars shot 9-18 (.500) from the field in the opening quarter as they were able to cruise to a 48-16 halftime lead.
The Sabres finished the game shooting 18-58 (.310) from the field led by junior Molly Magnus who went 5-6 (.833) from the field with a team-high 12 points. Senior Brandi Bender added six points and led the team with eight rebounds and six steals in the loss.
Marian hits the road for a quick trip to Rockford Wednesday, Jan. 3 with tip scheduled for 7:15 p.m.