Concordia’s men’s basketball team defeated Mount Marty 87-72 on Wednesday. Concordia Moves to an overall record of 10-2, 5-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
The Bulldogs came out strong ending the first half 41-27. During the second half, Mount Marty brought the game to two points.
“We came out offensively and executed the first half well,” Limback said. “In the second half, we got up 16 and I thought we let up on the gas.”After a timeout with nine minutes left the Bulldogs didn’t look back, Senior Gage Smith stepped up and scored 17 of his points in the second half. Smith and fellow senior Carter Kent led the Bulldogs to the victory. Smith would get 25 points and Kent grabbed 19. Smith also went 8-12 in the field. Freshman Noah Shutte also dominated the first half, as he ended up with 14 points.
In the past four games, the Bulldogs have only missed five free throws. Against Mount Marty, they made 19-21 free throws. The Bulldogs have learned to focus on these shots and know the points are important.
“We have great shooters and when they’re mentally tough, that’s when they make them. They focus really well on those,” Limback said. “With our guys getting them to relax is the big thing.”
The Bulldogs will go to Hastings Nebraska on Saturday, Dec. 11 to face off against Hastings College. After that game, they will head down to Daytona Beach Florida to compete in the Daytona Beach Shootout.