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Saints Defeated by Cardinals 68-57

02/13/2011 – The women's basketball team fell to Concordia by the score of 68-57 at the Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center. The victory improves the Cardinals record to 19-9 on the year and 10-4 in the WHAC, while the Saints fall to 9-19 on the season and are now 5-9 in league play.

The Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center was the place to be on Saturday as an Alumni Basketball Game preceded the women's basketball game versus Concordia. The game was also deemed a "Pink Zone" contest, with the proceeds of the game going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

The Saints, who were looking to avenge an early season loss to the Cardinals, started slow and were facing a nine point deficit five minutes into the game. Coach Nash calmed her troops and Aquinas began their comeback. At the 6:46 mark of the first half, Shelby Carter's basket tied the game at 22. Concordia closed the half on a 10-2 run to give the Cardinals an eight point halftime lead.

During the second half, the Saints continued to hang around, but could never whittle the lead to under six. Concordia converted 16 of 22 free throws in the second half to salt away the victory.

Lindsey Karpowicz led the Saints with 14 points on 6-11 shooting from the field. Taelor Sanders notched a double-double as she contributed eleven points and eleven rebounds.

A special congratulation to Vicky VanDyke, who played her last home game in a Saints uniform. VanDyke closed out her days in the Sturrus with a ten point/six rebound day.

Aquinas will travel to #1 ranked Davenport (28-0, 14-0) on Wednesday to play the Panthers at 7:30 p.m.

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