Second half is key to 87-64 Falcon win
Skip Newton-Kemp's halftime buzzer beater gave Concordia their first lead of the game (38-37) but it was all CUW in the second half of an 87-64 home win over the Dominican Stars Saturday evening.
Shawn Cassidy's troops had trouble with an aggressive DU defense in the early-going and trailed by as much as 7 points. Reserve Steve Zielinski's 6 point spurt got the Falcons within two just before the break and then Kemp's shot ended the half - and began a momentum shift that just kept building.
After that sluggish first twenty minutes, the confident hosts hit 17 of 27 second half shots to pull gradually away, with the final tally representing their biggest lead of the game.
Balanced scoring was one key as four Falcons hit for double figures led by Luke Doeden's 17, and six other Concordia players scored at least four points.
CUW remains undefeated in the NAC (6-0) and the high-flying Falcons are 10-2 overall.