Concordia Men's Basketball Falls in Home Opener to Post, 81-70
Bronxville, N.Y. – The Concordia College men's basketball team played in their home and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opener on Wednesday evening. The Clippers would host North Division rival Post University as the Eagles would earn their first victory after an 81-70 win in the Meyer Athletic Center.
Post would begin the first half with an early lead but Concordia would battled their way back to only trail by a point with 5:49 remaining following a three-point basket by freshman Andrew Peacock (Upper Marlboro, Md.). The Clippers were unable to score another basket in the half as the Eagles rallied off seven unanswered points to take a 36-28 lead into the locker room.
In the second half Post would open up their lead to double digits but Concordia would keep battling back to keep the deficit around 10 points. The Clippers would trail by only six points with 4:25 remaining on the clock after a three-point play by senior Norman Pope (Washington, D.C.). Over the next few possessions the Eagles used a 7-0 run to regain a double digit lead as Post would go on to take an 81-70 victory.
Pope led all scorers with 32 points which included 11 free-throws made. This is the second straight game that Norman has scored over 30 points. Post shot 49.1% from the field in the game while Concordia shot 43.4%. The Clippers held a 13-2 advantage in fastbreak points while the Eagles had an 18-8 advantage in second chance points.
Concordia (0-3, 0-1 CACC) will next host Southern Conn. St. on Friday evening as the non-conference game will tip-off at 6 p.m. The evening will mark the 4th Annual Jimmy Sayegh Game as fans unable attend the game can follow the action via the live stats and live video links on ConcordiaClippers.com.