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Dakota Wesleyan men slip past Bulldogs 75-65

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SEWARD, Neb. -- Dakota Wesleyan guard Mike Lee took advantage of every opportunity given to him from the free throw line.

The senior went 13-13 from the charity stripe and scored a season-high 25 points as the Tigers defeated Concordia University 75-65 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game Saturday in Seward, Neb.

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"Mike Lee had a big game for us," DWU head coach Shane Murphy said. "We are always looking for guys to step up and have big games for us."

Two other Dakota Wesleyan players also reached double figures. Forward Jalen Voss scored 18 points and forward Bo LaCroix finished with 12.

The Tigers (5-6, 2-3 GPAC) struggled from the behind the three-point line, shooting a 14.3 percent, but still managed to shoot 44.6 from the field.

"I am just really proud of our guys for pulling together on the road and getting a much needed conference win," Murphy said. "I thought we did a really good job on the defensive end."

The Bulldogs (5-5, 2-4 GPAC) were led by forward Porter Birtell, who tallied 11 points and nine rebounds. Forward Beau Smith scored a team-high 14 points.

DWU hits the hardwood again Tuesday when it takes on Mount Marty College at 8 p.m. Yankton.

DAKOTA WESLEYAN 75

CONCORDIA 65

Dakota Wesleyan (5-6, 2-3) Luke Bamberg 1-3 0-0 2, Jalen Voss 8-12 2-4 18, Mike Lee 6-10 13-13 25, Danny Maman 3-8 0-0 6, Aireus Ste-phenson 0-6 0-0 0, Carde Pennington 4-9 0-2 9, Kris Menning 1-1 0-0 3, Bo LaCroix 2-6 8-9 12, Jade Miller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 25-56 23-28 75.

Concordia (5-5, 2-4)

Beau Smith 5-15 2-3 14, Brent Houchin 1-5 2-4 4, Por-ter Birtell 4-9 3-3 11, Joel Haywood 1-8 6-6 9, Charles Dunbar 3-6 2-2 8, Adam Vogt 2-7 4-5 9, Phil Friedrich 0-0 0-0 0, Joey Werning 1-1 0-0 3, Robby Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Max Wegener 1-5 1-4 4, Zach Chrzan 1-2 1-2 3. Totals: 19-58 21-29 65.

Halftime: DWU 36-24. 3-point field goals: DWU: 2-14 ( Menning 1, Pennington 1), Concordia: 6-18 ( Smith 2, Haywood 1, Vogt 1, Werning 1, Wegener 1). Rebounds: DWU 38 ( Bamberg 8), Concordia 41 ( Birtell 9, Smith 8). Assist: DWU 12( Lee 3), Concordia 11 (Haywood 4). Turnovers: DWU: 11. Concordia: 16. Total Fouls: DWU 21. Concordia: 22. Technical Fouls: None.

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