Wed, Feb. 8, 2012 - [Women's Basketball]
ANN ARBOR, Mich - Amanda Francis scored 17 points and freshman Kelsey Burton had the first double-double of her career, but the University of Northwestern Ohio women's basketball team took a loss in its final road game of the regular season, 70-62, at No. 6 Concordia University.
Francis had 13 of her game-high total in the first half as the Lady Racers (15-12, 9-6 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) entered the break tied with the Cardinals. Francis leads the WHAC in scoring, and this was the tenth straight game she reached double figures.
Making her fifth straight start, Burton totaled 13 points and 12 rebounds. She taking over the starting spot, she is averaging 7.9 rebounds per game.
The Lady Racers went south in the second half, hitting only 9-of-32 field goals (28 percent) and committing eight turnovers.
Bench play was strong for Concordia (23-4, 13-2 WHAC) as Maria Schafer scored 13 points in relief and Kayleigh Hammond also came off the bench to add 12.
Angie Cates added 10 points for the Lady Racers, and Saige Meyer had seven points and six rebounds off the bench.
UNOH returns home for a matchup with No. 3 Davenport University at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game is also a Coaches vs. Cancer benefit, with proceeds from raffles and bake sales going to the American Cancer Society.