Orioles get off to 2-0 start

Thursday, December 6, 2012

In a defensive struggle, the visiting Concordia Orioles found enough offense last week Tuesday at Northwest to make a winner of Eric Hon in his head-coaching debut at CHS. The Orioles won 33-21.

The Orioles had four players score in the first quarter to lead 9-7.

Although the Orioles were held to five points in the second quarter, they increased their lead to 14-9 by halftime.

Cass Heimsoth caught fire in the third quarter for CHS, scoring six of his game-high 17 points, and the Orioles led 28-14 with a quarter to go.

Cortlen Austin paced the Mustangs with 14 points.

at Concordia 58,Carrollton 45

The Orioles had a faster start on offense Friday in their home debut. And they held off the Carrollton Trojans, 58-45.

Concordia got scoring from five different players in a 13-2 first-quarter spree that ultimately was the difference in the game because the two teams played to a 29-29 stalemate in the middle two stanzas.

Heimsoth was held to two points in the opening eight minutes but netted four baskets in the second quarter, helping the Orioles maintain their 11-point lead, 30-19.

Ridge Mathis tried to shot the Trojans back into the game in the third quarter, hitting a three-pointer and scoring seven of his team-high 15 points.

But Cory Meineka hit a key three-point shot and scored five points for the Orioles, and they held a 42-31 edge heading to the final eight minutes.

Heimsoth led the Orioles down the stretch, scoring eight of his game-best 18 points. He hit four of five free throws in the final frame.

Austin Hon finished with one three-pointer and 11 points and Meineka two threes and 10 points for the Orioles.