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Senior Tommy Schyma goes to the basket in the second half for two of his game-high 18 points against St. Olaf.
Senior Tommy Schyma goes to the basket in the second half for two of his game-high 18 points against St. Olaf.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/12/20)—Concordia held the edge around the basket and with shooting percentages but St. Olaf had the better from outside the arc where three points is more than two and used that advantage to come away with a 69-60 win in Moorhead.

The Cobbers outrebounded the Oles 26-24 and held a 30-26 advantage in points in the paint but it was St. Olaf's 8-4 edge in 3-point baskets made that proved to be the difference in the game.

Concordia trailed by nine at the break at 29-20 and then both teams scored 40 points in the second half to keep the margin under 10 points.

The Cobber cut the lead to eight points in the final minute of play but couldn't convert a long-range shot down the stretch and fell to the Oles.

Concordia had better shooting percentages from the floor and 3-point range and both teams made 24 field goals but it was the Ole's more 3-point attempts and made 3-pointers which provided the edg.

Concordia shot 49.0% (24-for-49) from the floor and 40.0% (4-for-10) from outside the arc while St. Olaf connected on 41.4% (24-for-58) of their attempts from the floor and 36.4% (8-for-22) from long range.

Senior Tommy Schyma led all players with 18 points. He was 5-for-11 from the floor and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. He also had a team-high four rebounds. Freshman Cam Arndt scored eight points in the second half and finished with 10 points. He also had four rebounds.

UP NEXT: Concordia will have the bye on Saturday and return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 19 when they host Macalester in the final home game of the 2020 season.      

CONCORDIA vs. ST. OLAF HIGHLIGHTS