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Concord Stays Close At Marshall

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The Concord University women's basketball team made nine three-pointers and shot 50 percent from field goal range Thursday night in a 84-71 exhibition loss at Marshall.

Concord trailed by as little as nine points with 10 minutes to play in the second half. For the game, the Mountain Lions shot 28-for-56 from the field and 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) from three-point range. Marshall won the rebounding battle 44-35 while also forcing 16 Concord turnovers.

Juniors Andrea Bertrand and Rachel Artrip led Concord with a pair of 20-point performances. Bertrand also had eight assists and seven rebounds, finishing just shy of a triple-double. Artrip, who went 6-for-8 from three-point range, grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to go with one block.

Sophomore Stephanie Wagner added 13 points thanks in part to a 3-for-4 three-point shooting performance. Junior Amanda Smith chipped in eight points as well.

Orlandria Williams scored a game-high 15 points for Marshall.

Concord will begin its regular season Friday, Nov. 9 against Indiana (Pa.) at the WVIAC-PSAC Challenge in Fairmont W. Va.