by Jordan McCoy
The Concordia men’s basketball team fell victim to the Midland Warrior defense on Wednesday night, losing 64-59.
Though the Bulldogs were ahead for much of the game, the team was unable to make a comeback after the Warriors scored five points in the last minute of play, leaving the final score in favor of the Warriors, now 15-5 and 8-2 in the GPAC.
Senior guard Chris Johnstone made his reappearance in the starting lineup after being out for out for several weeks due to an ankle injury. Johnstone scored a team high of 17 points against Midland. Senior center Chandler Folkerts scored 16 points, senior guard Eli Ziegler scored nine points and senior guard Seth Curran racked up seven.
“Sometimes you’re just going to have off nights,” Folkerts said. “We’re hoping to bounce back and come up with the win this weekend.”
The Bulldogs had planned to face No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday, but this game was canceled due to storms. A makeup game has been scheduled for Feb. 12 in Mitchell, South Dakota.
The last time the two opponents met was in December, when the Bulldogs triumphed over the Tigers 95-79.
After Wednesday nights game, the Bulldogs are now 12-7 overall and 4-6 in the GPAC.