2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber sophomore John Fraase looks to make a pass in Concordia's 71-65 win over UM-Morris in the season opener on Tuesday. Fraase scored a career-high 24 points and had nine rebounds.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/18/08)-- Concordia started the Rich Glas era by beating UM-Morris 71-65 in Moorhead on Tuesday. The Cobbers used a 14-5 run at the end of the game and a career-high 24 points by sophomore John Fraase to help Glas win his first game as head coach of CC. For Glas it is win number 491 and gives him a victory over the school that started his career. He was the head coach at UM-Morris 1974-75 before finding fame at the University of North Dakota from 1988-2006.

Fraase had a career game in his first career start. The 6-6 forward had 24 points to go along with nine rebounds. He was 8-for-14 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the line. Fellow sophomore Darrin Olmscheid had a double-double, scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. It was his first double-double of his career. Karl Olson finished the game with seven points and six assists. Senior Cody Dyshaw was 3-for-7 from 3-point range and added 11 points.

The Cougars were led by Eric Dalbey who had 21 and was 10-for-13 from the free throw line. Morris had three players score in double figures. Daniel Fragodt added 12 points and Kendall Proell had 10.

Concordia led for the entire first half as they sprinted out to a 8-0 lead. The Cobbers held a 12-5 lead before each team went ice cold, failing to score for over a six-minute stretch. CC finally tacked on a field goal to take a nine-point lead at 14-5 with 9:46 to play. Concordia was able to hang onto an eight or nine point lead for most of the half and finished the first 20 minutes with a 32-27 lead.

Morris came out in the second half and scored the first seven points to take their first lead of the game at 34-32. From there the teams would go back and forth with neither team being able to grab more than a five-point lead. The game was tied at 53-53 when the Cobbers went on their decisive 14-5 run.

For the game Concordia outrebounded Morris 39-27 and held a 34-22 edge in points in the paint. The one negative stat for Cobbers came from outside the arc where they shot 17.6% (3-for-17). The Cougars shot 40.4% (23-for-57) from the field amd 31.3% (14-for-21) from behind the arc.

The Cobbers will have a week off before hosting MSU Moorhead on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:45 p.m.