Men's Basketball downs Goshen 70-57

Men's Basketball downs Goshen 70-57

(Ann Arbor, MI) – Concordia men's basketball hosted Goshen on Saturday afternoon to continue their season.  Both teams came into the contest with a 2-2 record on the young season.  CUAA pulled ahead in the first half and weathered a second-half Goshen run for a 70-57 win.

Devyn Jones had a double-double with a team-leading 14 points and 10 rebounds.  Kip French had 12 points, shooting 3-7 from behind the arc.  Colton Ritsema was also in double figures with 11 points.


Bernard Kasanda scored Concordia's first points with a quick layup.  Matt Lockhart and Devyn Jones added early layups as the teams traded baskets.  Devyn Jones started a 13-2 run with a layup that gave Concordia a 19-8 lead at the 11:26 mark.  Zackary Johnson and Kip French added triples during the run.

D'Angelo Stoxstill converted an old-fashioned three-point play to extend the lead.  Concordia continued to find success as Colton Ritsema scored inside for a 30-18 advantage.  Matt Lockhart and Devyn Jones drove for layups late in the half and CUAA went up 37-29 at halftime.


Colton Ritsema converted inside to open scoring in the second half.  Devyn Jones scored a layup, but Goshen used a 14-2 run to tie the game 43-43 with 12:57 remaining.  Colton Ritsema put the Cardinals back ahead with a basket inside and Zackary Johnson drained two free throws.

Bernard Kasanda knocked down two free throws and Kip French hit a 3-pointer.  Concordia pulled back ahead by double digits when Colton Ritsema drained a triple for a 61-50 lead at the 6:34 mark.  Kip French drilled his third 3-pointer just over a minute later.

Zac Clark scored a layup as the Cardinals continued to maintain their lead.  Colton Ritsema and Bernard Kasanda added late baskets and CUAA claimed the 70-57 win as time expired.


Concordia will begin WHAC conference play when they travel to Lawrence Tech on Wednesday, November 10.  Tip-off is at 7:30pm.