Hastings College head women's basketball coach Carrie Hofstetter thought her team was much more competitive against NAIA Division II No. 7 Concordia the second time around.
In the team's first meeting Jan. 8, the Bulldog pressure defense harassed HC in a 76-57 win.
Hastings battled and held an early lead against the second best team in the GPAC conference Wednesday night but fell 73-61 Wednesday night at Lynn Farrell Arena.
The Broncos (15-14, 10-9 GPAC) sit in a three-way tie for fifth in the conference standings with Dakota Wesleyan and Mount Marty. HC still has a matchup with No. 4 Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday before the conference tournament pairings are announced. The Mustangs captured the regular season conference title.