Men's Basketball comes up short at Point Park

Men's Basketball comes up short at Point Park

(Pittsburgh, PA) Concordia Men's Basketball traveled to Pittsburgh for a pair of games at Point Park this weekend. In the first game, played on Friday evening, the Cardinals fell in a close game to the Pioneers, 76-72.


Jayden Priddy led the Cardinals in points with 19 off the bench. Kip French had a team high 7 assists along with 17 points. Devyn Jones brought down 11 rebounds and tallied 11 points throughout the game.



Zackary Johnson opened up the game with a triple to put the Cards up by three, which would end up being their largest lead of the night. The Pioneers took a five-point lead at one point in the half, but a Zac Clark layup and then Kip French three pointer knotted things back up. Not long after, Point Park gained a six-point advantage only to be taken away in large part due to five points from Mason Canfield. Despite the back and forth first, the teams went into halftime tied at 37.


Point Park went on a six-point run to open up the second half, but Kip French and the Cardinals managed to keep things close early in the half. The Pioneers scored nine unanswered points to go up by twelve, their largest lead of the game, five minutes into the second. Following a D'Angelo Stoxstill basket, Jayden Priddy scored the Cardinals next six points. Priddy would go on to have 15 second half points. The Cardinals clawed their way back into the game with three pointers made from Devyn Jones, Matt Lockhart, and Jayden Priddy all in the final minute. It proved to be too little, too late, as Concordia ultimately fell by four.  



Next up, the Cardinals will play a second game against Point Park. Tip off is set for 3:00 PM on Saturday.