Luke Linz had 16 points and seven rebounds in Concordia's 62-58 loss at Mayville State on Saturday in Mayville.
CC Comes Close To Comets!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 9
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. Mayville St. - Online!
MAYVILLE, N.D. (12/09/06)-- Concordia continued its streak of close-game losses on Saturday as they dropped a 62-58 decision at Mayville State. The Cobbers are now 0-6 on the season with four of those losses coming in overtime or by fewer than five points. The other two defeats for CC were by less than seven points.
Mayville State improves to 8-3 on the season after holding on to escape with the four-point victory.
Concordia big men Luke Linz, Erik Johnson and James Baldwin keyed the Cobber rally in the second half and finished the game as the top three scorers for CC in the game. Linz had 16 points and collected seven rebounds. Johnson went for 14 points and eight rebounds and Baldwin added seven points and eight rebounds.
Mayville State had four players finish in double figures. Monty Rogers had a team-high 16 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds.
As a team, Concordia shot 42.6% (20-of-47) from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range (2-of-6). The damage for Concordia came in the first half when they went on a long dry spell after scoring the first two points of the game. In the opening 20 minutes of play, CC shot only 33.3% (6-of-18) from the floor and did not hit on a 3-point attempt.
The Cobbers heated up in the second half connecting on 14-of-29 (42.6%) shots from the field and knocking down a pair of 3-point baskets.
Concordia turned the ball over 24 times in the game and have now committed at least 22 miscues in five of their six games on the year.
Mayville State held a narrow 36-35 edge in rebounding. As a team, the Comets shot 39.0% (23-of-59) from the floor while the Cobber defense limited their perimeter game to only 21.1% (4-of-19) from behind the arc.
The Cobbers will turn around and host Carleton on Monday, Dec. 11 at 5:45 p.m. in the final conference game before the Christmas holiday break. The game can be seen and heard live on the Cobber website and will also feature live statistics.