Bulldogs Advance to Semifinal with win Against Northwestern
Photo Description: Garrett Seagren looks for a passing opportunity
Photo Credit: Kayla Korb
The Concordia men’s basketball team defeated Northwestern College 90-77 on the road in Orange City, Iowa, in a Great Plains Athletic Conference quarterfinal matchup. Sophomore Noah Schutte finished with a double-double, scoring a career best 38 points and collecting 18 rebounds.
The Bulldogs dominated the first half going on a 13-0 run early and finishing the half up 53-35. The men shot 63.3 percent from the floor in the first half and 73.3 percent from the three-point line. Concordia also out rebounded Northwestern with 23 boards to the Red Raiders nine
In the second half the Bulldogs came out looking to put the nail in the coffin. Concordia’s shooting percentage in the second half was 35.3 percent but they were able to score 25 points just before the halfway point of the half. Northwestern was able to rally in the end to only fall by 13 with a final score of 90-77.
Schutte’s strong performance comes on the heels of a career best 36 points in the team’s last outing against Dakota Wesleyan University. Schutte also broke the program’s single game three-point record with nine during the night. Smith also finished with a double-double of his own, racking up 21 points and 11 boards.
The Bulldogs now have a 19-11 record with an 11-9 record against GPAC opponents. Concordia advances to the GPAC semifinals where they will take on the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota, on Saturday.