Concordia girls notch a win in W-K Shoot-Out

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Concordia 57
Lincoln 37
On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Concordia High School girls basketball team traveled to State Fair Community College, in Sedalia, for a 7:30 p.m. non-conference matchup with the Lincoln High School Cardinals in the W-K Holiday Shoot-Out. Terrific play from senior leaders Madyson Langkrahr and Samantha Brackman propelled the lady Orioles to an easy 57-37 victory.
Langkrahr and Brackman were hardly challenged offensively. Langkrahr’s game-high 23 points were assisted by her three completed three-pointers, as were Brackman’s three treys. The two ladies combined for all six of the game’s three-pointers (LHS was held scoreless from outside the arc).
Lincoln played hard, but they only brought six girls to the contest, an obvious depth disadvantage compared to Concordia’s 11-lady roster that featured 10 girls who collected minutes in at least one quarter.
It’s hard to keep tired legs moving as fast as fresh legs, but in both the first and fourth quarters, the Cardinals could only muster eight points — signifying that regardless of depth, there’s a solid chance that Concordia could have handled a hypothetical 15-lady Lincoln squad.
The victory improves Concordia to 3-4 (no I-70 Conference games played this season). After an up-and-down first half, the Lady Orioles are riding their season’s first winning streak into the second half. They’ll hope to pick up right where they left off in 2018.
The Cardinals fell to 1-8 with the loss. Three of their games have been decided by three points or less, including their victory. They’ll try to turn their fortunes around in the second-half of the season, although they’ll have to do it without another 1-70 Conference squad on the regular season schedule.

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