Men's College Basketball: Raider men bumped again
The Concordia Cobbers shot 27-of-33 from the free throw line to hand the Central Lakes Raiders a 70-64 loss Wednesday in Brainerd.
The Raiders also shot 82 percent from the line, but only attempted 17 free throws.
Alex Koch scored 15 to lead the 1-2 Raiders followed by Mario Miller’s 12 and Isaac Sawyer’s 11.
“They changed the rules on hand checking and we are having a hard time making that adjustment,” said Raiders head coach Jim Russell. “Our defense has always been our strongest point, but I and our players need to learn to adjust to these new rules. There is no rhythm to the game because of all these fouls and we definitely didn’t have any rhythm to our game for us to shoot as poorly as we did on our home court.”
CLC shot 33 percent from the field. Marcus Brown added nine points for the Raiders.
Former Buffalo High School player Peter Cassady scored 24 to lead the Cobbers followed by Deer River graduate Noah Kaczor with 20.
Concordia JV 35 35 — 70
Central Lakes 32 32 — 64
Dylan Hoerchler 2, Dylan Alderman 6, Jackson Schepp 11, Peter Cassady 24, Derek Hogenson 7, Noah Kaczor 20. FG 20-41 (49 percent), FT 27-33 (82 percent). 3-point 3-13 (23 percent).
Marcus Brown 9, Melvin Martin 6, Nathan Holm 6, Isaac Sawyer 11, Brett Maslonkowski 1, John Jedneak 2, Mario Miller 12, Herbert Tarpeh 2, Alex Koch 15. FG 21-64 (33 percent), FT 14-17 (82 percent). 3-point 8-27 (30 percent). Overall: 1-2. Next: at Ridgewater 3 p.m. Saturday.