Lehmkuhl reaches 1000-point milestone in Mustang setback
Lauren Lehmkuhl went over the 1000-point milestone of her Morningside women’s basketball career in the Mustangs’ 106-86 loss against second-ranked Concordia University in Saturday’s Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Post-Season Tournament Semifinal in Seward, Neb.
Lehmkuhl scored nine points in the contest to raise her career total to 1005 points for 29th place on Morningside’s all-time scoring list. She is the 15th leading rebounder in Morningside history with 646 career rebounds.
The Mustangs, ranked 13th in the NAIA Division II, will take a 21-11 record into the upcoming NAIA II National Tournament, where they will make their 16th consecutive appearance.
Morningside, which lost against Concordia for the third time this season, fell behind 11-0 and trailed 36-18 at the end of the first quarter in the GPAC Semifinals. The Mustangs outscored Concordia 24-13 in the second period to close within 49-42 at the intermission before the Bulldogs used a 37-point third quarter to take an insurmountable 86-56 lead into the final 10 minutes.
Concordia shot 56.9 percent for the game, including an impressive 14-for-28 display from the 3-point arc.
Philomena Lammers led the Bulldogs with 20 points, followed by Brenleigh Daum with 19 points and Quinn Wragge with 18.
Madison Braun paced the Mustangs with 19 points and was joined in double figures by Sydney Hupp and Mady Maly, each with 10 points. Lehmkuhl, Sierra Mitchell and Grace Meyer each added nine points. The nine points by Meyer was her season’s scoring high.
Meyer, Mitchell and Lehmkuhl each grabbed five rebounds to lead the Mustangs to a 41-36 advantage on the boards.
Mitchell dealt a game and season’s high seven assists, while Braun came up with four steals to match Concordia’s Lammers and MacKenzie Helman for game honors. The Mustangs' Tayte Hansen also had a season's high with five assists.