Concord teams sweep Blue Knights


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Urbana University’s Carlas Jackson (22) had 12 points in a 98-91 loss to visiting Concord Thursday night.

Urbana University’s Carlas Jackson (22) had 12 points in a 98-91 loss to visiting Concord Thursday night.


Five players scored in double figures but Urbana University women’s basketball came up short against visiting Concord 90-75 Thursday night in the Grimes Center.

Sophomore guard Megan Beachy led UU with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, followed by freshman post Sylvia Hudson’s 12 points. Sophomore wing Erin Morrow chipped in 11 points on a perfect 3-of-3 night beyond the arc, freshman guard Morgan Mattimore had 10 points and a team-high six boards and junior Danie Shafer netted 10 points after missing seven games due to injury.

The Mountain Lions were paced by a pair of 20-point outings from Alexis Lowery (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Emily Boothe (20 points). Concord dominated the glass with a 48-31 rebounding advantage and led by as many as 18 in the second quarter.

UU trimmed an 11-point halftime deficit down to four early in the third quarter in order to gain momentum right away out of the locker room. Morrow drained a three during UU’s first possession and then Mattimore followed with a pair of layups, making the score 45-41 with 8:06 left in the frame.

Then, Concord closed out the third with a 13-point lead and cruised through the final period.

UU returns to the Grimes Center on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest against UVa-Wise.

In Thursday night’s late game, the UU men fell to Concord, 98-91.

The Blue Knight men host UVa.-Wise on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Urbana University’s Carlas Jackson (22) had 12 points in a 98-91 loss to visiting Concord Thursday night.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/02/web1_UUjackson.jpgUrbana University’s Carlas Jackson (22) had 12 points in a 98-91 loss to visiting Concord Thursday night.

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