Coyotes post 74-62 win over Concordia South Dakota opened the 1999-2000 women's basketball season on a positive note with a 74-62 victory over Concordia, NE Saturday in the DakotaDome.
The Coyotes, who host Northern State Tuesday at 7 p.m., trailed the Bulldogs early in the game with a 14-7 deficit at the 15:37 mark. However, USD stormed back and proceeded to outscore Concordia, 29-13 for a 36-27 halftime lead. USD continued its surge in the second half with the biggest lead being 19 points at 51-32 with 15:29 remaining.
USD, which shot 45.2 percent compared to 27.9 for Concordia, was led by freshman Julia Frie, who poured in 31 points in her college debut for the fifth-best game total in school history. Frie was 10-for-16 from the field, including 5-for-8 from three-point range and 6-for-6 from the free throw line. In addition, Frie paced the Coyotes in rebounds with eight.
Heather Nelson was 6-for-9 from the field and she finished with 13 points, while Kelly Koepp scored 12 points. Dawn Sudbeck finished with five points and she led USD in assists with 10 along with three steals.