DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Keith Kahlfeldt hit a pair of free throws with five seconds remaining to lift Concordia (Wis.) men’s basketball team by Bates College 60-58 Thursday in the Daytona Beach Shootout.
Bates’ Mark Brust missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Falcons improved to 5-3 and the Bobcats of Lewiston slipped to 5-6.
Bates junior Derek Murphy hit a 3-pointer on an assist by junior Luke Matarazzo that returned a three-point edge to the Bobcats and Ed Bogdanovich made a pair of free throws and Graham Safford followed with another for a 57-50 Bates lead with 6:35 to play.
Bates mustered only one point the rest of the way, however — a foul shot by Bogdanovich with 2:38 to go that made it 58-52 in Bates’ favor. CUW’s Brian Jackson responded with a jumper, then Steven Brodie was fouled after a Falcon offensive rebound and made both shots to close it to 58-56 with 1:48 to go. Then a steal by Jackson led to a fast-break layup by Mark Scholz that knotted the score at 58-58 with 1:03 left. Sophomore Billy Selmon missed a jumper on Bates’ ensuing possession, and after a timeout by CUW with 24 seconds left, Kalfeldt was fouled with five ticks on the clock.
Bates’ Safford scored a game-high 17 points and added four steals to earn a spot on the all-tourney team. Brust had 13 points. Bogdanovich added eight points and seven boards, tying for the team rebounding lead with senior Taylor Gartley..
Mark Pace was the only Falcon to score in double figures, with 11 points. Malcolm Bowers grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, helping CUW to a slight 37-35 edge on the boards.
Bates turned the ball over only 11 times, but the Bobcats shot 35.1 percent from the floor, compared to CUW’s 46.2.