2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber sophomore Ty Burington drives past a Bethel defender in the Cobbers' 75-63 loss in Moorhead on Saturday.
Win Streak Comes To An End!


Gameday Scoreboard:


8-1/3-1 MIAC


4-6/1-4 MIAC


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

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Opponent's Website: Bethel Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball

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

Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/29/08)-- Pivotal Play: After Bethel stretched their second-half lead to 11 points, Concordia was able to score six straight points and cut the Royals' lead to 63-58 with 3:17 to play after a 3-point basket by Cody Dyshaw. Bethel center Nathan Robertson then stopped the comeback by coming up with a conventional 3-point play. The play ended the CC momentum swing and the Royals never let the Cobbers within five points from that point forward.

Unheralded Performances: Robertson tied his season high in points with 17. He was 6-for-8 from the floor and 5-for-5 from the free throw line. He also came away with nine rebounds.

For the second consecutive game Cobber senior Cody Dyshaw knocked down a couple of critical 3-point shots in the first half to keep Concordia close in the first half. Dyshaw was 3-for-6 from behind the arc and came away with nine points.

Key Stats: Concordia sophomore John Fraase continued his hot streak. He scored a career-high 26 points and collected 11 rebounds. It is the third straight game he has posted a double-double. He now has five double-doubles on the year. His 26 points upped his season point average to 16.3 points per game.

Bethel was led by senior Tim Madson who scored 21 points and was 8-for-14 from the field. He went 3-for-6 from 3-point range and helped the Royals post a 47.4% (9-for-19) mark from long range. BU routinely came up with the key 3-point shot during the first and second half whenever the Cobbers were about to make a run. Chris Vavra came off the bench to score 14 points. The 14 points ties a season high. He led all players with four baskets from behind the arc. He finished the game 4-for-6 from 3-point range.

Noteworthy: The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for the Cobbers. Concordia is now 1-4 in league play and 4-6 overall. Bethel ups their conference mark to 3-1 and 8-1 overall.

Spin Ahead: Today’s game marked the unofficial start of the MIAC basketball season. After only playing four conference games in the first month and a half of the season, Concordia will match that total when they play four games in the next seven days. After today’s game against the Royals the Cobbers will host Augsburg on Monday. They will then play at Macalester on Wednesday before returning home to play St. John’s next Saturday at 3 p.m.