2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber sophomore John Fraase had a team-high 21 points in the Cobbers' 100-67 loss at Gustavus on Saturday. He went for 7-for-12 from the floor and 7-for-8 from the free throw line.
Cobbers Run Into Red-Hot Gusties!


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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Gustavus Box Score - Now Online!

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Opponent's Website: Gustavus Men's Basketball

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Gustavus Box Score - Now Online!

Gameday Game Recap:

ST. PETER, Minn. (12/06/08)-- There are several unwritten rules when it comes to winning and losing in athletics. In football if you turn the ball over five times in game, chances are you aren't going to win. In baseball if you allow your opponent to hit a couple of grand slams, then you will more than likely you will come out on the wrong end of the score. In basketball if you let your opponent shoot better than 60.0% from the floor and 65.0% from 3-point range, chances are your going to be on the short end of the scoreboard. That's what happened to the Cobbers on Saturday as they ran into a red-hot Gustavus team and lost 100-67. The Gusties shot 62.5% (40-for-64) from the floor and 68.8% (11-for-16) from behind the arc as they cruised to the 33-point win.

The loss is the third straight for the Cobbers and second consecutive defeat to start the conference season. The 100 points allowed by CC represents the most points scored by a MIAC team against Concordia since the 1997-98 season when Augsburg beat the Cobbers 109-89 on Feb. 18. CC is now 2-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

The game stayed close until midway through the first half. The Cobbers trailed by only four points after Karl Olson hit a jumper at the 10:49 mark. That would be the last time CC would be within 10 points. After a 13-1 run by the Gusties pushed the lead to 28-12, they would coast to a 20-point halftime lead at 42-22.

Cobber sophomore John Fraase had another big game in the point column. He scored a game-high 21 points marking the sixth straight game he has scored in double figures. Fraase also had a team-high six rebounds. He was the only Concordia player with more than nine points in the game. Ty Burington added a career-high nine points as he was perfect from the field. He went 2-for-2 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

As a team Concordia shot 44.0% (22-for-50) from the field and 36.4% (4-for-11) from 3-point range. Gustavus outrebounded the Cobbers 34-21 for the game.

Concordia will look for their first conference win of the year when they host Carleton on Monday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.