Falcons get off to quick start, but fall to No. 7 Benedictine

Photo by Jordan Vredeveld
Photo by Jordan Vredeveld

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin got off to a quick start against the Eagles, but Benedictine proved why they were ranked No. 7 in the country as they took command midway through the first half and never looked back as they defeated the Falcons 83-70 Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Benedictine 83, Concordia Wisconsin 70
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 6-5, 4-3 NACC, Benedictine 12-0, 7-0 NACC

HOW IT HAPPENED
- CUW got off to a hot start Saturday afternoon against Benedictine leading by as much as 12 midway through the first half.
- The Eagles responded by outscoring the Falcons 22-10 over an eight minute span in the first half to take their first lead of the game.
- Benedictine would not look back from that point on as they would never trail the remainder of the game. CUW would come as close as nine in the second half but the No. 7 Eagles were too much for the Falcons.
- CUW did force 19 turnovers but Benedictine used some hot shooting, 56.9 percent (33-of-58) from the field, to take the win.
- Senior forward James Mitchell (St. Louis, Mo.) led all Falcon scorers with 12 points on the afternoon. Senior guard Trevor Krizenesky (Brillion, Wis.) added 11 points off the bench for CUW.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Freshmen Noah Gosse (Green Bay, Wis.) and Josh Hau (Slinger, Wis.) each recorded their first collegiate points against the Eagles. Gosse also pulled in three rebounds in his limited action.
- Despite the loss CUW took care of the ball rather well as they only committed 10 turnovers in the game which is the second lowest committed in a game this season.

THE OPPOSITION
- Benedictine was led by Lucas Johnson who scored 24 points and pulled in 14 rebounds off the bench.
- Adam Reynolds added 16 points and six rebounds for the Eagles.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons continue conference play as they travel to MSOE on Wednesday, Jan. 6 to take on the Raiders for their first match-up of the season. Tip-off is set for 7 pm.