Martinson Becomes All-Time 3-Point Leader

Martinson Becomes All-Time 3-Point Leader

ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/02/13)—Andrew Martinson became Concordia's all-time leading 3-point field goal leader on Saturday as he connected on five shots from behind the arc and helped the Cobbers roll Macalester 85-52.

Martinson now has 134 3-point field goals which eclipses the old mark of 133 set by Brett Inniger from 1993-95. In his three-plus year career at Concordia, Martinson is shooting a remarkable 43.8% (134-for-306) from behind the arc. He is shooting 52.0% (51-for-98) from 3-point range this season and currently leads the MIAC in 3-point field goal percentage.    
 
Any question of whether Martinson, and the rest of Concordia, could take their Memorial Auditorium Magic shooting touch on the road was answered on Saturday as the Cobbers made a season-high 13 3-point field goals in the 33-point win.

The victory pushes the Cobbers into second place in the MIAC standings. Concordia is now 11-5 in league play and .5 games ahead of third-place Augsburg who lost to league-leading St. Thomas on Saturday. The Cobbers are now 14-7 in all games which is the most overall wins in a single season since the 2003-04 campaign.
 
Concordia shot a season-best 65.0% (13-for-20) from outside the arc as they posted their largest margin of victory against an MIAC opponent since the 1994-95 season. The Cobbers also shot 55.2% (32-for-58) from the floor in the game. It is the 10th time this year that Concordia has shot over 50.0% in a game. The Cobbers are 9-1 in those games.

The Cobbers trailed for only 13-seconds in the game and sealed the win early when they went on a 13-3 run over a span of three minutes at the midway mark of the first half. Concordia continued to open up their lead and it eventually reached 20 points with 2:57 left to play in the first half.

In the end, the Cobbers had five different players score in double figures. Martinson and Ebo Nana-Kweson had 15 points each to pace CC. Nana-Kweson also had four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Senior point guard Dewon McKenzie had an almost perfect shooting afternoon. He went 2-for-2 from 3-point range, 2-for-2 from the free throw line and 4-for-7 from the field and finished with 12 points. He also had six assists and a career-high three blocks. Jason Huus and Ryan Rude rounded out the quintet of CC players with at least 10 points. Both players had 10 points each in the win. Like McKenzie, Rude was dialed in throughout the game. He went 2-for-2 from long range and 4-for-5 from the floor.

Concordia will stay on the road and look to extend their three-game winning streak when they play at St. Mary's on Super Bowl Sunday at 3 p.m.