McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Zach Anderson and Teagan Dooley each notched career scoring highs, helping the Linfield Wildcats power past the Concordia Cavaliers in a nonconference men’s basketball tilt Saturday night at Ted Wilson Gymnasium.
Anderson canned 11-of-18 shots from the field on his way to 33 points and Dooley made 8-of-12 from the floor to finish with 21. Both players contributed five 3-pointers as the Wildcats led from wire to wire.
Linfield built a 15-point lead across the opening seven minutes, highlighted by a pair of dunks from Michael Moreland. Teagan Dooley pumped in 13 points in the burst, helping the hosts get started on the right foot.
The Wildcats shot .529 and forced 11 Cavalier turnovers in the opening half while building a 47-33 lead at the break. Dooley paved the way with 16 first-half points on 6-of-8 shooting. Anderson contributed 12.
The second half was all Linfield as the never trailed by fewer than 13 points.
Moreland finished with eight points, three rebounds and three steals and Josh Rodrigues added eight points off the bench for the Wildcats.
The Linfield victory overshadowed a 29-point performance by the Cavaliers’ Adam Herman, who sank 11-of-14 field goals and collared a game-high 12 rebounds. Concordia outrebounded Linfield by a 34-25 count, but the Cavs coughed up 20 turnovers.
NEXT: Linfield (1-1) steps up a couple of divisions on Monday when the Wildcats visit the Portland State Vikings. Tipoff at Stott Center is set for 7 p.m.