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Vandals cruise past Concordia

Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 11:43 p.m.

Deremy Geiger scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers as Idaho beat Concordia, Ore., 77-61 in men’s basketball on Monday night in Moscow.

Stephen Madison added 15 points and Kyle Barone had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Vandals (1-1). Landon Tatum scored 10 points.

Idaho dominated the boards, outrebounding the Cavaliers 44-31. Concordia was limited to seven rebounds in the second half.

Concordia (2-0) was led by Kevan West, who scored 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting. Adam Herman added 16 points and seven rebounds.

The NAIA Cavaliers kept it close in the first half, trailing 30-26 with 6 minutes left. But Idaho closed with a 16-5 run to end the half leading 46-31. That charge was led by Geiger, who hit three 3-pointers in the final 5 minutes and collected 14 points in the half.

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