Bulldogs report: No. 5 UMD shoots past Concordia in men’s basketball, improves to 15-0
Andrews and Co. extend best start in program history with rout of Golden Bears.
DULUTH — Sophomore forward Austin Andrews had 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks as Minnesota Duluth improved to 15-0 with a 106-71 victory over Concordia-St. Paul in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at Romano Gym.
UMD (15-0 overall, 8-0 NSIC) shot 56.4% (22 of 39) in the first half in building a 51-34 halftime lead and then emptied the bench in the second half as six Bulldogs scored at least 11 points: Joshua Strong (17 points), Charlie Katona (16), Drew Blair (15), Joshua Brown (12) and Lincoln Meister (11).
Elijah Ormiston had 21 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Golden Bears (1-14, 0-9).
UMD held Concordia to 39.1% shooting (27 of 69) while forcing 20 turnovers.
The Bulldogs take their unbeaten record on the road when they play at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Winona State as NSIC action continues.
Bulldogs get defensive in rout of Golden Bears
Senior forward Brooke Olson led a balanced offense with 13 points as Minnesota Duluth jumped out to a 25-11 lead after the first quarter and never looked back en route to an 86-42 victory over Concordia-St. Paul before 566 at Romano Gym.
Olson also had nine rebounds and two blocks for the Bulldogs (10-4 overall, 8-2 NSIC), while Sarah Grow chipped in 11 points and Kaylee Nelson and Ella Gilbertston contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, off the bench.
Lindsey Becher had nine points and six rebounds as nobody reached double figures in scoring for the Golden Bears (10-4, 6-4).
UMD, which shot 53.8% for the game, held Concordia to an anemic 22.8% (13 of 57) while forcing 15 turnovers.
The Bulldogs resume NSIC action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Winona State.