Saturday's metro college basketball roundup: Cobbers women advance to MIAC quarterfinals
Kansas City downs Bison women, Bethel defeats Cobbers men
Concordia 61, St. Catherine 44
MOORHEAD — The No. 7 seed Cobbers pulled away in the second half to down 10 seed St. Catherine in the first round of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament Saturday at Memorial Auditorium.
Emily Beseman and Jordyn Kahler tied for the game high with 13 points to pace the Cobbers. Beseman did it on an efficient 3 of 4 from the field, all 3-pointers, and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. She added six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Mary Sem poured in 12 points with three assists.
The Cobbers trailed 24-20 at halftime, but won the second half 41-20.
Greta Schimnwoski led the Wildcats with 11 points.
Concordia (8-15) is slated to play No. 2 seed Gustavus at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
Kansas City 76, NDSU 67
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City took down North Dakota State in Summit League women’s basketball at Swinney Center.
Ryan Cobbins led the Bison with 18 points, tacking on five rebounds. Heaven Hamling followed with 16 points and six rebounds. Reneya Hopkins and Emily Behnke provided a spark off the bench for NDSU. Hopkins finished with 12 points and a team-high seven assists. Behnke shot 3 of 3 from the floor to finish with 10 points.
Emily Dietz brought down five rebounds and appeared in her 129th career game to move into first place on the NDSU all-time games-played list.
Brooklyn McDavid scored a game-high 22 points to pace Kansas City (22-5, 12-4 Summit). Naomie Alnatas added 17 points.
The Bison (10-17, 6-11 Summit) are slated to host the University of North Dakota at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, to cap the regular season.
Bethel 82, Concordia 63
ST. PAUL — No. 7 seed Bethel rolled to victory over Concordia in the first round of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
The Cobbers ended the season at 5-17 overall.
Concordia’s Dylan Inniger scored a game-high 24 points to pace the Cobbers. Inniger connected on 4 of 8 3-point attempts. Jackson Jangula followed with 15 points and four assists. Rowan Nelson poured in 10 points with seven rebounds and four assists.
Tommy Jensen had 22 points and five assists for Bethel. Zach Doely scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Bethel advanced to play Augsburg at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinals.