BRONXVILLE, N.Y. Sade Jones and Krystina Agard each scored a team-high 20 points and the Concordia womens basketball team used a second-half comeback to slip past Chestnut Hill 69-65 Saturday.
The Clippers used solid free throw shooting in the final minutes to seal the win and build their record to 4-10 and 3-4 in league.
Down 35-31 at halftime, Jones and Agard combined to score the Clippers' first 10 points as they took a 41-35 lead. The Griffins rallied to tie the score at 43-43 and then were able to take a six-point lead with just more than nine minutes remaining.
For a majority of the final nine minutes Concordia was behind on the scoreboard but managed to tie the game and take a one point lead after a three-point play by Jones at the 1:36 mark. Chestnut Hill made a layup on their next possession to retake the lead at 63-62. The Clippers responded with a three-point basket by Tara-Ann Rockwith only 50 seconds remaining.
The Griffins turned the ball over on their next possession and were forced to foul. Concordia hit both free throws to extend their lead to four points. Chestnut Hills attempt to tie with less than 10 seconds remaining failed.
Agard added seven rebounds, five steals, five assists and two blocks, while Jones chipped in with six rebounds and shot four-of-six from beyond the three-point line.
Concordia will travel to Nyack College on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. game. Fans unable to attend the game can follow all the action via live video under the women's schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.
From a report by Concordia College Sports Information
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