by Garrett Suchanek
The Concordia Bulldogs men’s basketball team improved to 4-0 after taking down Kansas Wesleyan University 93-76 at home on Saturday afternoon.
This is first time since the 2004-05 season that the Bulldogs have started 4-0.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-11 lead after a slow start, but the Coyotes’ defense kept them close.
After the Bulldogs took a ten point lead, the Coyotes went on a 16-6 run to tie the game at 27-27.
From that point on, Concordia took the game over.
To end the first half, the Bulldogs went on an 18-7 run to open the game up and go into halftime with a 45-34 lead.
To start the second half, Concordia shut down the Coyotes offense and were able to extend their lead. With ten minutes left in the game the Bulldogs held a 64-43 lead.
Over the next four minutes, Concordia outscored the Coyotes 15-6. The Bulldogs had complete control of the game by that point and Concordia strolled to a 36-point victory.
Junior Chandler Folkerts led Concordia with 19 points. Senior Jamie Pearson and junior Eli Ziegler both had double figure points and finished with 17 and 10 points respectively.
The Bulldogs will look to improve to 5-0 when they open up conference play with Hastings College in Hastings at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.