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Briar Cliff Men and Women split with Concordia

Briar Cliff Men and Women split with Concordia

Briar Cliff men’s basketball downed Concordia 81-64 Saturday evening to stay perfect on the season.

The Chargers started hot, hitting a 3-pointer on each their first three possessions and 11-for-12 in the first 10 minutes of the game. Briar Cliff took a 42-28 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs came within 14 in the second half but Briar Cliff held its lead and moved to 5-0.

Jay Wolfe and Jackson Lamb led the team with 20 and 18 points, respectively. Wolfe also grabbed seven rebounds and went 6-for-7 from the charity stripe. Jaden Kleinhesselink gave out three assists.

Brevin Sloup scored 16 for the Bulldogs and Grant Wragge had seven rebounds.

The Concordia bench outscored Briar Cliff’s reserves 28-17. The Bulldogs also led points in the paint (18-14), second chance points (14-7) and scored more points off of turnovers (10-7).

Briar Cliff was 23-of-50 from field goal range, 16-of-35 from behind the arc and 19-29 from the free throw line.

The Bulldogs were 35% in field goal shooting, 32% from the 3-point line and 67% from the charity stripe.

The Chargers will be back in action Wednesday night when they host Morningside at 8 p.m.

 

The Briar Cliff women’s basketball team fell 99-71 to #1 Concordia at the Newman Flanagan Center Saturday afternoon.

The Chargers turned the ball over 42 times in the loss, compared to 22 for the Bulldogs. Concordia scored 38 of their points as a result of Charger giveaways and also scored 20 second chance points.

Concordia scored the first points of the game and led 23-15 after one quarter. The Charger pulled within six in the second quarter but trailed 51-33 at halftime. The Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to stay undefeated.

The Bulldog’s Quinn Wragge led all players with 19 points and Grace Barry had six assists and eight steals. Philly Lammers pulled down seven rebounds.

Faith Troshynski scored 15 points and Logan Ehlers scored 14 for the Blue and Gold. Breanna Allen added 12. Mya Hendry grabbed six boards.

Briar Cliff shot 48% overall and sank 56% of it’s three-point shots. The team was a perfect from the charity stripe, finishing all 18 freebies.

The Bulldogs were 40-for-83 from the field (48%), 10-for-31 from the three-point line (32%) and 9-for-17 from the free throw line.

Briar Cliff falls to 3-2 on the season and 0-2 in GPAC play. The Chargers will host #11 Morningside Wednesday night. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at the Newman Flanagan Center.

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