Orioles drop three non-league games
Concordia lost three games, including one in overtime last week.
The Orioles dropped a 73-64 decision at Sacred Heart in Sedalia last week Monday. Then they were defeated 64-61 in overtime at Pilot Grove the next night and 58-47 at home Friday by Holden.
at Pilot Grove 64,
Concordia 61, OT
Cass Heimsoth and Austin Beydler split 16 fourth-quarter points, leading the Orioles from behind to force the overtime, 55-55.
But the Tigers got two field goals and hit five of eight free-throw chances in the extra session to edge the Orioles by three points.
Heimsoth had two field goals and Austin Hon one in the overtime for the Orioles.
Heimsoth paced the Orioles with a game-high 26 points, including 10 in the first half. Hon contributed 15 points, seven in the fourth quarter, and Beydler 12.
The Orioles were behind 17-8 after the first quarter and 29-17 by halftime. They pulled within 35-32 by the start of the fourth quarter.
Jake Leverton led the Ti-gers with 19 points.
A difference in the game was the free-throw line where the Tigers were 19 for 29, compared to four of nine for CHS.
at Sacred Heart 73,
The Orioles played right with unbeaten Sacred Heart, trailing by only 55-52 heading to the fourth quarter.
Concordia held a 19-18 lead through one quarter on the strength of three field goals by Hon, five points from Heim-soth and four from Jesse Schnakenberg.
They continued their hot shooting in the second quarter, leading 37-32 at the half, Heimsoth canning four field goals.
The Gremlins got hot in the third quarter, outscoring Con-cordia 23-15 behind two threes and 10 points from Malik Hackett.
Clint Spangler was a perfect six for six from the free-throw line and the Gremlins 10 for 12 from the stripe in the fi-nal stanza.
Hon led the way for CHS with 23 points. Heimsoth was held to two free throws in the second half and wound up with 15 points. Beydler had 10 points, including six in the third quarter.
Hackett led four Gremlins in double-figure scoring with 21 points.
Holden 58, at Concordia 47
Matt Borgen fired in a three-pointer and 10 first-quarter points as the Eagles took control early with a 14-8 spree.
Borgen added six points and Coleman Anstine and Chase Wright three-point bombs as the Eagles built their lead to 31-18 by the halftime break.
Borgen nailed three threes and 11 points in the third quarter, and the Eagles led 50-34 with a quarter to play.
Borgen paced all scorers with 29 points, including four threes. Christian Holzer added 13 points for the Eagles.
Heimsoth, who had a three-pointer and five points in the first quarter, led the Orioles, 3-5, with 13 points. Hon added 12 points, including two threes and eight points in the third quarter.