End-Of-Half Run Squelches Cobbers' Upset Bid

End-Of-Half Run Squelches Cobbers' Upset Bid

MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/22/13)—A week after earning the first win of the year in the season opener, Concordia faced a tough Division II MSU-Moorhead team and lost for the first time in 2013-14.

The Cobbers shot only 15.0% (3-for-20) from 3-point range while the Dragons connected on 59.3% (35-for-59) of their shots from the floor and 47.1% (8-for-17) from outside the arc. Concordia has now lost three straight games to MSU Moorhead.   

Concordia stayed with the unbeaten Dragons for the first 12 minutes of the opening half. The teams went back-and-forth and MSU M held a five-point lead at 25-20 with 7:30 to play. That is when the Dragons seized control of the game by going on a 24-5 run to finish off the first half. During that stretch of 7:30, the Cobbers connected on just 2-of-14 shots, which included an 0-for-5 mark from long range, and turned the ball over on a pair of occasions.

The 24-point halftime deficit took away any momentum and energy from the young Cobbers.  Concordia scored five more points in the second half but could never get to within 20 points in the second period.

Jordan Bolger led Concordia in scoring for the game. Bolger was 7-for-10 from the floor and finished with a career-high 16 points. Freshman Austin Hawkins had a team-high five rebounds and added eight points. Tom Fraase put up seven points while Brandon Giese chipped in six points and a team-high three assists.

Concordia will have a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and then return to action when they play St. Scholastica on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m.  at UW-Superior as part of the Merrill Thompson Tip-Off Classic.