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Men’s Basketball on fire during home-opening win over Loras

Men’s Basketball on fire during home-opening win over Loras

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin shot a blistering 62.1 percent from the field en route to a 101-86 home-opening non-conference victory over Loras on Tuesday night. The Falcons had six players score in double-figures and were led by Dane Fronek with a career-high 16 points.

Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 101, Loras 86
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 1-2, Loras 2-1


- Concordia Wisconsin did all the right things in front of its home crowd – shot the ball well, limited the turnovers and balanced the scoring load – to score in the triple digits for the first time this season.
- The Falcons ended with the fifth-highest field goal percentage in a game in program history on 41-of-66 from the floor. They also committed just nine turnovers and the bench added 40 points, with a career-high 16 coming from sophomore Dane Fronek (Wausau, Wis.).
- It was never really close in the second half, as the Falcons pushed a six-point halftime lead to 17 with six minutes having wound off the clock into the second half. The lead ballooned to 20 points with 10:21 remaining in the game.
- Loras did get within eight points, 89-81, with 2:24 to play in the game, however, Concordia Wisconsin answered by limiting its visitors to just one field goal attempt down the stretch.
- Junior Andrew Fratzke (Winona, Minn.) had 15 points and eight rebounds, while junior Noah Gosse (Green Bay, Wis.) scored 14 points off the bench in 15 minutes.
- Sophomore Isaiah Tenette (Sacramento, Calif.) ended with 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals. Juniors Jake Jurss (Sheboygan, Wis.) and Josh Hau (Slinger, Wis.) each netted 12 points.

- Concordia Wisconsin scored 60 points in the pains and had 18 points on the fast break.
- Loras pounded the boards and grabbed 23 offensive rebounds, but converted those opportunities into just 11 second-chance points.

- Josh Ruggles scored a game-high 27 points to go along with eight rebounds, while Ryan Cicanio added 22 points and five rebounds.
- Rowan McGowen added 13 points and six rebounds, and Jake Toman grabbed nine rebounds.

- Concordia Wisconsin travels to Lakeland for a Saturday 2 pm tipoff, which will be the NACC-opener for both teams.