Men's basketball: Cobber rally falls short against Bethel
Concordia rallied from 18 points down in the second half but couldn't get late shots to fall as its losing streak reached five games on Saturday.
MOORHEAD — Concordia's attempt to rally from a big second half deficit fell just short and the Cobbers fell 81-76 to Bethel in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game on Saturday at the Memorial Auditorium.
The Cobbers trailed by as many as 18 points with about 13 minutes to play but whittled away at the deficit and got it down to two points with five minutes left.
Rowen Nelson's layup with 1:05 to play trimmed the Royals' lead to 78-75 but the Cobbers managed only a free throw the rest of the way.
Matthew Johnson led the Cobbers with 19 points and he had eight rebounds. Jacob Cook scored 14 points off the bench and grabbed 11 rebounds. Nelson had 13 points and five rebounds and Jackson Jangula scored 12 points.
Joey Kidder led the Royals with 19 points and Payton Thomsen and Zach Doely both scored 16 points.
The Cobbers have lost five in a row and seven of their last eight by an average of about five points per game. They are 4-10 in the MIAC and 6-13 overall. They play host to St. John's at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.