2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber freshman guard Eric Hartmann goes for the wraparound assist in the Cobbers' 68-51 win over Macalester on Wednesday. Hartmann had two points, two rebounds and two assists in the game. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hagemeyer)
First Round TKO!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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2
Final

5-7/2-5 MIAC

41
27
68

0-12/0-7 MIAC

21
30
51

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


Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: Macalester Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (1/07/09)-- If it was a running race, Concordia would have lapped Macalester in the very first lap after hopping on John Fraase's back to run the opening leg. If it were a boxing match it would have been stopped after the first three rounds due to the big blows landed by Fraase. Instead it was a basketball game and the Cobbers were able to use Fraase's 21-first half points to open a 20-point halftime lead and cruise to a 68-51 win over the Scots in St. Paul on Wednesday.

Fraase scored all of his game-high 21 points in the first half and helped the Cobbers snap a two-game losing streak. Fraase also hauled down 13 rebounds to post his fifth straight double-double on the season.

The win helps CC move to 5-7 overall and 2-5 in conference play. Macalester continues to search for its first win of the season. The Scots are now 0-12 in all games and 0-7 in the MIAC.

Concordia left little doubt from the opening tip as they scored the first 10 points of the game and built a 15-2 lead in the first five minutes of the game. The Scots were able to cut the lead to five points midway through the first half but then six straight points by CC, including a pair of jumpers by Fraase pushed the lead back into double digits and gave the Cobbers a comfortable margin for the rest of the half.

The Cobbers led by 20 at the break and let the Scots cut the lead to 13 points in the opening minutes of the second frame but then rallied to push the margin to 24 points and coasted the rest of the way for the 17-point win.

Fraase was the only Concordia with more than eight points in the game. He went 10-for-17 from the floor and made his only free throw of the game. Ryan Hagemeyer was 3-for-6 from the floor and finished with eight points.

Macalester was led by three players who all scored in double figures. Colin Keeley had a team-high 12 points and Kyle Hamblett and Paul Richie each had 10 points.

As a team the Cobbers shot 52.0% (26-for-50) from the floor and 46.2% (6-for-13) from 3-point range. It is only the third time all season that CC has shot better than 40.0% from behind the arc. Macalester shot 34.0% (18-for-53) from the floor and 37.5% (6-for-16) from long range. The biggest statistical difference in the game came from points around the basket. Concordia held a 32-20 advantage in points in the paint.

Concordia will return home to face St. John's on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.