2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Concordia sophomore Erik Lien drives the ball to the basket in the Cobbers' 60-54 loss against Carleton on Monday. Lien had seven points and four rebounds in the game.
Cobbers Fall To Knights Down The Stretch!


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4-1/1-1 MIAC


2-5/0-3 MIAC


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Opponent's Website: Carleton Men's Basketball

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

Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/08/08)-- Pivotal Play: With Concordia leading 47-44 after a made layup by Ryan Hagemeyer, the Cobbers allowed Carleton to go on an 11-0 run over the next four minutes and grab a 55-47 lead with 3:39 left to play. Two plays were key in the Knight's decisive stretch. The first came after CC sophomore John Fraase picked off a pass at the top of the Carleton key. Fraase then raced the length of the court and missed the dunk attempt with the Cobbers trailing 48-47. The next crucial play came when Concordia's defense had forced Carleton to go to the final seconds of the shot clock. Carleton guard Blaise Davis had the ball on the left wing as the shot clock was about to expire. His forced 3-point attempt was good and gave the Knights a 55-47 lead. It was Davis' only 3-point field goal of the night and just his sixth long range basket of the season.

Unheralded Performance: Concordia sophomore Darrin Olmscheid had seven points and hauled down eight rebounds in another all-around offensive performance. However, Olmscheid's biggest contribution came on the defensive end where he drew the task of guarding MIAC leading scorer Zach Johnson. Johnson entered the game averaging 27.1 points per game and was held to only 18 for the 40 minutes. It is the first time this season he has been held under 21 points.

Key Stats: Concordia was led by sophomore Ryan Hagemeyer who came off the bench to score a team-high 11 points. It is the fourth time in the past five games that Hagemeyer has scored in double figures. He was the only CC player to score more than eight points in the game. Hagemeyer was 5-for-7 from the floor and also had five rebounds. Fraase scored eight points and collected a game-high 14 rebounds. It is the first time this season that he has not scored in double figures. Fraase has now had at least 12 rebounds in three of the past five games.

Concordia shot 36.1% (22-for-61) from the floor but just 27.3% (3-for-11) from behind the arc. It marks the fourth time in the team's first seven games of the year that CC has failed to shoot better than 30.0% from 3-point range.

The Cobber starting five shot 29.5% (13-for-44) from the field and 16.7% (1-for-6) from behind the arc.

The Knights had two players with more than eight points in the game. Besides Johnson's 18 points, guard Jeremy Sutherland had a game-high 19 points. Bryan Rosett had a team-high 12 rebounds.

Concordia held a 38-28 advantage in rebounds. The Knights turned the ball over only nine times as opposed to 13 for the Cobbers. The CC bench outscored Carleton 24-11. Concordia had four reserve players score points in the game.

Noteworthy: Concordia has now lost four straight games after starting the season 2-1. The four-game losing skid is the longest losing streak since the end of the 2006-07 season when they had a seven-game slide. The Cobbers have now dropped three straight to the Knights.

Spin Ahead: Concordia will have one more MIAC game before the Christmas break. The Cobbers will host Hamline on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. CC will then have a 16-day break before returning to action for their last non-conference game of the season. Concordia will square off against Nebraska Wesleyan on Monday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. The Cobbers get back into conference play in January when they host Bethel on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 3 p.m.