Late-Game Run Stops Seven-Game Win Streak

Late-Game Run Stops Seven-Game Win Streak

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (1/16/13)—Concordia gave up a 13-0 run over a six-minute period towards the end of their game at Bethel and had their seven-game winning streak come to a crashing stop. The Cobbers were outscored 19-12 in the final eight minutes of play and lost 79-72.

Concordia (10-5/7-3 MIAC) tied the game at 60-60 with a little over eight minutes to play but then watched as Bethel rattled off 13 straight points to grab a 73-60 lead. The Cobbers were able to get within four at 76-72 before BU finished off the game by scoring the last three points. During the decisive 13-0 run, Concordia missed five field goals and had a pair of turnovers.

Bethel (9-6/5-5 MIAC) was able to seal the game down the stretch by converting on eight of their 11 free throws in the final 1:46 of the second half. The Royals connected on 80.0% (20-for-25) of their foul shots for the game as compared to just 69.2% (18-for-26) for the Cobbers.

The biggest statistical advantages in the game came around the basket and field goal percentage. Bethel held a 34-26 advantage in points in the paint and shot 47.5% (28-for-59) from the field while Concordia shot just 34.8% (23-for-66) from the floor.

Concordia had four players score in double figures and was lead by senior guard Dewon McKenzie who had 16 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists. Ebo Nana-Kweson added 13 points and also came away with seven rebounds. Brandon Fisher went 3-for-9 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points. Aaron Lindahl had nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.

The Cobbers will try and start another winning streak when they play at Gustavus on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.