Dominick Ingram, Staff Writer
The No.17 ranked Augsburg women’s basketball team flexed their dominance this past weekend against Concordia College-Moorhead, pulling away in the 4th quarter to complete a 20-point victory. With the win, the Auggies have a 14-3 record overall and a 10-2 record in MIAC play – good for 2nd place in the conference standings.
Concordia tested the Auggies early on, scoring the first nine points to start the game. The Auggies responded promptly by scoring the next 12 points, giving them an early lead. The following three quarters were a battle, with neither side able to pull away until the fourth quarter. With 7:11 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Auggies went on an 18-3 run to take a 79-59 lead, which ultimately was too much for the Cobbers.
The story of the game could have easily been told by the number of turnovers committed by the Cobbers, as the Augsburg defense caused 24 turnovers which turned into 36 points for the Auggies. They also outshot the Cobbers 46% to 38% respectively and dominated the paint, outscoring the Cobbers 42 to 10 in that department. The Auggies had several contributors offensively. Post player Jazmyn Solseth filled up the statsheet scoring 18 points with five steals, three assists and two rebounds. Camryn Speese also scored 18 points with three rebounds. Tamira McLemore scored 13 points with five assists, five steals and two rebounds, while three-point specialist Aiza Wilson went 4-of-6 from three-point range to score her 12 points.
Wilson is currently Augsburg’s career record-holder in made three-pointers (203) and with her four three-pointers, she now stands in sixth place in MIAC history in the category. Jen Masello was active on the glass, pulling down a game-best 9 rebounds and Arianna Jones added 6 assists and 3 steals.
Augsburg takes on the Carleton Knights on Saturday Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.