New Life Academy girls basketball: Eagles suffer first loss of seasonThe New Life Academy girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the year, after being nipped by Concordia of Roseville on Friday, Dec. 17, at NLA by a 35-33 score.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
The New Life Academy girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the year, after being nipped by Concordia of Roseville on Friday, Dec. 17, at NLA by a 35-33 score.
In the loss, the Eagles (3-1) trailed by four points at halftime and were not able to overtake the Beacons (4-2).
Rebekah Schmidt and Cara Lutes led NLA’s scoring with 12 and 10 points respectively, but three three-pointers by Concordia were the eventual deciders of the non-conference affair. New Life shot only 29 percent from the floor in the loss. Schmidt and Reagan Baar also contributed heavily on the backboards with 10 rebounds apiece.
“We can’t expect to win with 33 points,” New Life head coach Paul Mork said. “Concordia made a few more plays than us and deserves the victory this night.”
The Eagles played host to highly ranked Goodhue on Tuesday, Dec. 21, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, New Life will compete in the Rochester Rotary holiday tournament, which begins Dec. 28, where the team will play Rochester Century in the opener.