Concordia was outscored by 16 points in the second half and lost 92-70 at Macalester on Wednesday night.
Cobbers Stumble Against Scots
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 3
Opponent's Home Page: Macalester Basketball
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. Macalester - Online!
ST. PAUL, Minn. (1/03/07)-- Concordia allowed 21 3-point field goals, were outscored by 16 points in the decisive second half and lost to Macalester 92-70 in St. Paul on Wednesday.
The Cobber perimeter defense couldn't contain the hot outside shooting attack of the Scots as they made 21 of their 38 3-point attempts for the game. Macalester shot better from behind the arc (55.3%) than they did from the field (50.0%).
Despite the torrid long-range shooting from the Scots, Concordia only trailed by six at the break and kept Macalester close in the first five minutes of the second half before the Scots went on a 23-9 run over a span of 6:44 midway through the second period to put the game out of reach.
Luke Linz had another high-scoring night for Concordia. The junior post player had a team-high 27 points and went 11-of-16 from the floor for the game. Guard Anthony Boike had his best game of the year as he went 4-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with a season-high 16 points. Erik Johnson was the only other Concordia player in double figures. He had 10 points for the game. Brock Citterman and James Baldwin pulled down a team-high, four rebounds.
Macalester's Brad Liddell put on a breathtaking display from outside the arc. He went 8-of-12 (66.7%) from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 28 points. Abe Woldeslassie was 10-of-12 from the floor and added 26 points.
For the game, Concordia was outrebounded 35-28. The bright spot for the Cobbers is that they turned the ball over a season-low 10 times. CC also shot the ball well. They posted a field goal percentage of 50.0% (27-of-54) and shot 41.7% (5-of-12) from beyond the arc. It is only the third time all season that Concordia has shot better than 40.0% from 3-point range.
The Cobbers lose for the ninth time this season and the 12 straight time dating back to the end of last year. CC is now 0-9 overall and 0-4 in the MIAC this season. The Scots raise their overall record to 4-5 and are now 1-3 in the MIAC.
Concordia will now host Hamline on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. The game can be seen and heard live via the Cobber website and will also feature live statistics.