RIVER FOREST, Illinois – Senior Collin Seubert scored a career-high 35 points and every other starter finished with nine points as the MSOE men's basketball team continued its hot run with an 83-74 victory over Concordia Chicago Saturday afternoon at Geiseman Gymnasium.
The Raiders (4-6, 3-3 NACC) have now won three of their last four games, putting together a strong offensive performance to down the Cougars (2-7, 1-5 NACC).
Seubert topped 30 points for the second time in his career after a 30-point game at Marian last season. He shot 10-for-17 on the day, including 5-of-9 from three-point range, and added a 10-for-11 clip at the free throw line. He added to his stat line with nine rebounds and four assists.
MSOE was the model of consistency throughout its starting lineup. Junior Tegan Miles and freshman Matthew Kirmse had nine points and nine rebounds each, while sophomore Jason Palesse finished with nine points and seven assists. Senior Dylan Sommerfeld also tallied nine points, while he and Miles blocked two shots each.
Mike Walmer paced three players in double-figures for CUC with 23 points. Mitch Pelissier tallied 14 points and Israel Dosie finished with 10.
There were three lead changes inside the first two-plus minutes before the Raiders took control of the game behind Seubert. The senior guard notched 10 points during a 19-4 run which staked the Red & White to a 19-9 lead.
The first half advantage swelled to 14 points for MSOE, but the Cougars would not go away. The Raiders never ceded the lead to the home team, but saw their adversaries tie the game at 29-29 in the first half and again at 50-50 in the second. Each time, the Red & White pulled away.
In the second half, a 7-0 run snapped the 50-50 tie as MSOE pulled away again. It built its lead to 13 points at 73-59 with 4:25 remaining in the game. CUC pulled as close as six points late, but the Red & White hit on 8-of-10 free throws over the final 77 seconds to keep its opponent at bay.
The Raiders put up strong offensive numbers across the board, shooting 46.7 percent, 8-of-22 from three-point range, and getting to the free throw line 29 times (making 19). They also finished with 16 assists against just 12 turnovers. The Cougars were limited to 41.2 percent shooting overall, but knocked down 10-of-21 three-pointers to remain in the game.
MSOE looks to continue its run of success Wednesday at Concordia Wisconsin.