Broncos drop tough one at Concordia

Hastings College head coach Bill Gavers draws up a play for the Broncos on Nov. 21, 2017 (KHGI)

The Hastings College men's basketball team lost a tough 81-75 back-and-forth game to the Concordia Bulldogs on Wednesday night in Walz Arena, a third straight loss for the Broncos.

One of the main issues for the Broncos was its 37 percent shooing compared to 51 percent for the Bulldogs. Concordia also connected on 15-of-28 three pointers compared to just 6-of-19 for Hastings.

Connor Musiel led the way for Hastings with 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Jake Hansen added 12 points while Kitten and Bart Hiscock finished with 11 points a piece. Kevin Miller added eight points and pulled down a team high eight rebounds.

Hastings clung to a 65-64 lead following a pair of free throws from Zach Kitten but the Bulldogs answered with a pair of free throws to lead Hastings 66-65 with 4:52 to go.

After Hastings missed a jumper, Concordia's Tanner Schuck drained a three to give the Bulldogs the 69-65 lead with 4:15 to go. Hastings answered right back and a low block bucket from Drew Callaghan to make it a two point game with 3:43 to go.

But Concordia countered with back-to-back buckets to lead by six with 2:49 to go and Hastings was unable to recover for the remainder of the game.

Hastings falls to 8-4 (1-3) on the year and will be back in action Saturday Dec. 9 as Dakota Welseyan comes to town with tip-off set for 4:00 p.m. in Lynn Farrell Arena.

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