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Both Concordia Teams Close out Abilene Late for the Sweep

Trent SanchezDecember 18, 2021

 

Concordia Lady Panthers 39 Abilene Cowgirls 36

Concordia – The Abilene Cowgirls got off to a fast start Friday night, something they are not accustomed to.  Abilene fell behind 2-0 but then scored 13 straight points to grab their biggest lead of the game at 13-2 at the 7:40 mark of the 2nd quarter.  Concordia would slowly come back the rest of the night.  The Cowgirls led 11-2 at the end of the first quarter, 22-17 at halftime and 28-24 as they entered the 4th quarter.

It came down to free throws in the final quarter.  Abilene connected on 3-12 free throws in the 4th while Concordia knocked down 9-12.  The Lady Panthers grabbed back the lead at 37-36 with 17 seconds left after a pair of free throws by Junior, Hanna Acree.  Acree finished with a game-high 12 points for Concordia.  The Lady Panthers improved to 2-3, 1-1 with the victory.

Abilene was led by Junior, Lexi Barnes and Senior, Joy Clemence, who both finished with 9 points.  Barnes was named the Nex-Tech Wireless Player of the Game for the second straight time.  The Cowgirls fell to 1-4, 0-1 with the loss and will travel to Chapman on Tuesday.  The Lady Irish are also 1-4, 0-1 on the season and lost 45-30 at home to Marysville Friday night.

 

Concordia Panthers 53 Abilene Cowboys 50

Concordia – It was an extremely tough week for the Abilene Cowboys.  They entered the week as the #3 ranked team in Class 4A but suffered two difficult losses.  Tuesday, Abilene gave up a 6 point lead in the final 1:21 in their 53-51 loss to Southeast of Saline.  Friday night was just as agonizing. The Cowboys fell behind 20-7 at the end of the first quarter but continued to chip away at the lead.  Abilene trailed 33-21 at halftime and 40-33 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

In the 4th quarter, the Cowboys put together a 7-0 run to tie the game at 47 on a Thomas McClendon basket with 1:47 left in the game.  Abilene got their first lead on a three-pointer from Cooper Wildey at 50-49 with 49 seconds left but it would be short-lived.  Senior, Cav Carlgren closed out the Cowboys with a basket and a pair of free-throws.  He finished with a game-high 28 points.  He entered the game averaging 22.5 points.  The Nex-Tech Wireless POG for Abilene was Kaleb Becker, who finished with 17.

The Cowboy fell to 3-2, 0-1 with the loss while #9 Concordia improved to 5-0, 2-0.  The Panthers snapped a 15-game losing streak to Abilene.  It was their first victory over the Cowbosy since 2014.  Abilene will travel to Chapman on Tuesday.  The Chapman boys did not play Friday

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