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Forum staff reports, Published December 31 2013

Second-half spurt lifts Cobbers to a victory

ST. BONIFACIUS, Minn. – Concordia scored 48 second-half points to rally from a one-point halftime deficit and defeat Crown College 88-72 in men’s basketball Tuesday.

Brandon Giese led the Cobbers with 25 points and three steals, while Jordan Bolger had 22 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

CONCORDIA (5-5): Syverson 1-4 0-2 2, Bolger 10-15 2-4 22, Rude 2-4 0-0 4, Fraase 6-11 0-0 15, Giese 10-17 2-2 25, Zimmerman 0-1 0-0 0, Ellingson 0-0 0-0 0, Nelson 0-2 0-0 0, Hawkins 4-5 0-0 8, Deutsch 1-1 0-0 2, Zimmer 2-5 6-6 10. Totals 36-65 10-14 88.

CROWN (3-8): Shetler 4-7 4-6 13, Brown 9-15 0-0 20, Williams 10-16 0-0 26, Owczarek 0-2 2-2 2, Berglund 2-5 0-0 4, Messner 0-2 0-0 0, Fox 0-0 0-0 0, Bigej 0-1 0-0 0, Gooding 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Peterson 1-1 2-2 4, Whitcomb 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 27-53 9-12 72.

Half: Crown 41, Concordia 40. 3-point goals: Concordia 6-20 (Giese 3-9, Fraase 3-6, Rude 0-2, Bolger 0-1, Nelson 0-1, Zimmer 0-1), Crown 9-19 (Williams 6-8, Brown 2-4, Shetler 1-1, Owczarek 0-1, Messner 0-1, Bigej 0-1, Gooding 0-1, Whitcomb 0-2). Total fouls: Concordia 8, Crown 13. Rebounds: Concordia 35 (Bolger 7), Crown 22 (Brown 5). Assists: Concordia 19 (Rude 6), Crown 15 (Bigej 5). Steals: Concordia 8 (Giese 3), Crown 8 (Peterson, Shetler 3). Turnovers: Concordia 10, Crown 12. A: 150.