MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Alverno College basketball (5-16, 2-14 NACC) fell in NACC competition to Concordia Wisconsin by a score of 68-57 Saturday evening.
The Inferno started the game with a quick 7-4 advantage. A layup from Dani Hood extended the Inferno lead to 11-8 with 5:35 left in the quarter. The Falcons battled back to collect their first lead of the game off a Concordia three point field goal. A 5-0 run gave the Falcons the 17-11 advantage heading to the second quarter.
Alverno College continued to battle throughout the second quarter as Karli Selear hit a three point field goal to start the Inferno scoring. The Falcons retaliated with back-to-back three point field goals to widen the Concordia effort to 31-20. A jump shot from Kendra Patterson with 12 seconds left until halftime shrunk the Falcon lead to 33-28. Concordia connected on a buzzer beating layup to go into the intermission break with the score at 35-28.
Junior Mackenzie Mathies got the Inferno momentum going to start the third quarter as she connected from beyond the three point line. The Inferno continued to chip away at the Falcon advantage throughout the third quarter. A Falcon three point shot expanded the Concordia effort to 50-44. Heading to the final quarter, Concordia held a slim lead at 52-47.
The Falcons continued to add to their effort to begin the quarter. A Concordia three point shot put the Falcons up 59-47 forcing an Inferno timeout. Another three point field goal from Mackenzie Mathies shrunk the Falcon lead to single digits at 63-54. Concordia hit clutch baskets to take the NACC victory by a score of 68-57.
The Alverno College scoring was led by Karli Selear who finished with 22 points. Mackenzie Mathies added 12 points while senior Gabby Hood nearly missed double-double on the day finishing with 9 points and 10 rebounds. Kendra Patterson added nine points. Alverno College shot an impressive 80 percent from the charity stripe.
The Inferno continue their homestand as they welcome Aurora University to Reiman Gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.