Concordia was outscored by 10 points in each half and lost 77-57 to No.3-ranked St. Thomas on Saturday in St. Paul.
Cobbers Bow To #3 St. Thomas!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 10
Opponent's Home Page: St. Thomas Basketball
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Thomas - Online!
ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/10/07)-- Concordia ran into too much firepower on Saturday as they fell 77-57 to third-ranked St. Thomas in St. Paul. The Cobbers were outscored by 10 points in each half and could not overcome poor outside shooting and 19 turnovers as they lost for the second time to the Tommies this season.
Concordia (3-20/3-15 MIAC) shot 18.2% (2-of-11) from 3-point range in the game and did not connect on a shot from behind the arc until late in the second half. The Cobbers were also icy from the field, shooting just 38.7% (24-of-62). It is the second straight game that the Cobbers have not shot better than 20.0% from 3-point range, but it is only the third time all year they have failed to shoot better than 40.0% from the field.
With the win, St. Thomas (21-3/17-2 MIAC) moves a half game ahead of St. John's for sole possession of first place in the MIAC. The Tommies shot 45.3% (29-of-64) from the field and 30.8% (4-of-13) in posting their 16th straight home win over an MIAC opponent.
Luke Linz once again led the way for the Cobbers. He finished with a team-high 19 points and grabbed 10rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the year. Erik Johnson broke out of his recent scoring slide as he posted 14 points to go along with four rebounds.
St. Thomas had four of their five starting players finish in double figures. League MVP candidate Isaac Rosefelt had 19 points and 11 rebounds. He was matched by Bryan Schnettler who also had 19 points and was 3-of-7 from behind the arc. Both Andy Dwyer and Lonnie Robinson finished with 10 points. Robinson also had a game-high five assists.
Concordia be back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 14 when they host their home finale against Augsburg at 5:45 p.m.