Concordia women, men win two each on the road

The Concordia women’s basketball team picked up wins at Winona State and Upper Iowa over the last weekend. As did the men.

The Golden Bear women moved to a 12-5 record after a one-and-five start in the tough Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. In the WSU game, Jineen Williams and Maurika Hickman finished with 22 and 21 respectively. Hickman hit three consecutive treys for a total of five. Williams also had seven rebounds.

In the Upper Iowa game, Jodi Batzel led the Golden Bears with 17, followed by Rachel Hansen’s 13, Williams and Zoraa Quoie with 11 each, and Shandrell Duncan’s 10. Duncan led the team with eight rebounds.

The men held up their end also.  Kenny Olafeso hit a jumper with three seconds left in the men’s game against Winona State to give the visitors an 81 to 79 victory over the vaunted Winona State.

Twin brother Peter led the visitors with 19 points. He was ably supported by brothers Kenny and Brent Barz with 15 points and Isiah Thomas, who hit two of four threes for a total of 14.
Upper Iowa found itself on the short end of a 69-59 score. Again, Peter Olafeso led the Golden Bears, this time with 18. Brother Kenny, Andrew Kuderer and Brent Barz chipped in with 11, 12 and 10 respectively.

Hill doing her part
Tayler Hill continues to play well for a disappointing Ohio State hoops squad. It just seems that OSU has at least three top-level hoopers, yet somehow they can’t quite get the most out of their players.

Maybe next year.

Too much Super Bowl hype
We were given too much irrelevant information leading up to the Super Bowl, which turned out to be a rather ordinary game with too many errors, missteps and mistakes.

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