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Photo description: Junior Bradley Bennett defends the ball against several William Penn players. 

Photo credit: Kayla Korb

Jonas Sommerville

Sower Staff


The Concordia men’s basketball team defeated William Penn University in the Cattle Classic tournament Saturday evening 103-74. The Bulldogs overcame the physicality of William Penn to win their second game of the young season.

Concordia started hot, jumping out to a 29-20 lead with 9:03 left in the first half. However, William Penn University continued to rally each time the Bulldogs seemed to be pulling away. Concordia went into the half up 44-43.

After the break, the Bulldogs started to inch away from Willaim Penn, expanding the lead to eight with twelve minutes left in the game. The floodgates then opened as the Bulldogs went on a 10-0 run to make the score 72-54. Concordia never looked back and cruised to victory.

Junior Noah Schutte led Concordia in scoring with 26 points. He also tied team highs in rebounds with seven and assists with four. Freshman Brooks Kissinger put up 16 points of his own off the bench. Junior Tristan Smith had 12 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Lucas Helms also added four assists of his own. Smith and Schutte both made the Cattle Classic all-tournament team as well.

Head Coach Ben Limback was proud of how Concordia faced the test William Penn provided. He stated, “They killed us on the glass, but I was proud of our team. Second half I thought the offense flowed a lot better, but certainly, we have a lot that we need to clean up, but it was a great test for us this week.”

The Bulldogs are now 2-0 overall and they will travel to Atchinson, Kan to play Benedictine College on Nov. 11 at 5 p.m.

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