Men's basketball: Cobbers build first-half lead, hold off St. Olaf for first win

Concordia took a nine-point lead into the second half and wasn't really threatened in an MIAC victory over the Oles on Tuesday.

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MOORHEAD — Concordia took a nine-point lead into the second half and stretched it to as many as 18 points before coasting to a 73-61 win over St. Olaf in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game on Tuesday.

St. Olaf cut the lead to five points early in the second half but the Cobbers limited the Oles to one point over a stretch of more than seven minutes, by which time the lead was 18 with about 10 minutes remaining.

Four Cobbers scored in double digits, led by Jackson Jangula with 17 points. Rowan Nelson had 15 points, David Birkeland scored 14 and Alex Huber finished with 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

The Cobbers are 1-1 in the MIAC and 1-3 overall. They play host to Gustavus at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.

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