Bolger's First Career Double-Double Dumps Saints

Bolger's First Career Double-Double Dumps Saints

SUPERIOR, Wis. (11/30/13)—Concordia showed no signs of too much turkey at Thanksgiving as they pounded the boards all night long in an 81-55 win over St. Scholastica in the opening game of the Merrill Thompson Tournament at UW-Superior.

The Cobbers outrebounded the Saints 41-23, including a 13-4 edge on the offensive glass in picking up their second win of the season. The decided advantage in rebounding led to a 17-4 edge in second chance points and a 40-24 margin in points in the paint.

The 81 points scored by the Cobbers is a season high and the first time in three games they have cracked the 65-point mark.

Sophomore forward Jordan Bolger was the main workhorse for the Cobbers. Bolger scored a career-high 25 points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and came away with his first career double-double. He went 9-for-12 from the floor, 7-for-7 from the free throw line and had six of the team's 13 offensive rebounds.

Bolger was one of four Concordia players to score in double figures. Brett Bergeson came off the bench to go 7-for-11 from the field, 2-for-5 from outside the arc and finish with a career-high 16 points. Brandon Giese added 12 points and four assists while Brady Syverson went 5-for-7 from the field and finished with 10 points.

Concordia (2-1) also made hay at the free throw line. The Cobbers missed only one foul shot for the game and finished with a 93.3% (14-for-15) success rate. CC also shot a season-high 49.2% (31-for-63) from the field and 26.3% (5-for-19) from outside the arc.

St. Scholastica (0-6) shot 40.7% (22-for-54) from the floor and 33.3% (5-for-15) from 3-point range.

The Cobbers will now face host UW-Superior in the championship game of the Merrill Thompson Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.