Concordia (4-3) was just about flawless for the first ten minutes, and rode that textbook start to an 80- 70 win over (3-1) Rockford tonight in the Buuck Fieldhouse. CUW led 37- 13 fourteen minutes into the first half and still held a 44-31 margin at the break.
The Regents made several second half runs, pulling within six with less than four minutes to play, but Shawn Cassidy's team was poised under the pressure and got a number of inside scores to put the game away.
Skip Newton- Kemp had his best performance of the young season with 30 points on 13 -17 shooting and 3 of 4 from the line. Kyle Barth took it to the athletic Rockford defenders with a 22 point effort that included 8 of 14 shooting.
Overall the hosts fired away at a 51% clip and forced the rattled Regents into 22 turnovers- most of those in the first half. Danny Armelin (22) and Robert Malone (20) led Rockford scoring.