Concordia's Phee rips Foresters for 40 in HU loss

Mason Coverstone (left), a junior on the Huntington University men’s basketball team, drives to the hoop during a game against visiting Concordia University on Saturday, Nov. 4. Coverstone tallied 11 points for the Foresters, who lost, 91-76.
Mason Coverstone (left), a junior on the Huntington University men’s basketball team, drives to the hoop during a game against visiting Concordia University on Saturday, Nov. 4. Coverstone tallied 11 points for the Foresters, who lost, 91-76. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team struggled to contain Concordia University’s Connor Phee, who erupted for 40 points in a 91-76 victory for the Cardinals at Platt Arena on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Phee scorched the nets, burying 18 of 22 shots from the field, along with 4 of 6 free throw attempts, to lead all scorers. The senior made it a double-double, corralling 10 rebounds, which helped give Concordia a 52-44 advantage on the glass.

The Cardinals, 1-0, took a 43-35 lead on the Foresters in the first half and expanded that margin into double digits in the second, sending the hosts to their second loss in as many games.

Sophomore Konner Platt paced Huntington with 20 points. Junior Tyler Arens tallied 20 points and collected eight rebounds while freshman Zac Owens and junior Mason Coverstone tossed in 12 and 11 points, respectively. Senior Mike Bush helped fuel the offense with 16 assists.

The Foresters converted 30 of 82 field goal attempts for 36.6 percent, which included a 5 for 26 showing from beyond the arc. The hosts shot 52.4 percent at the charity stripe on 11 of 21 marksmanship.

In addition to Phee’s big game, the Cardinals got 15 points from Jalen Thompson and 13 points from Jerald Booker. Jared McDaniel dished out 11 assists while Dakota Bostic collected 10 rebounds.

Concordia went 35 of 67 from the field for 52.2 percent and 18 of 27 at the line for 66.7 percent.