2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber sophomore Erik Lien had a team-high 13 points in Concordia's 67-59 loss at Bethel on Saturday. The Cobbers outscored the Royals 40-38 in the second half but shot 28.0% and scored 19 points in the first half.
First Half Freeze Up!


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7-12/4-10 MIAC


15-4/10-4 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

MIAC Standings/Statistics Website: MIAC Men's Basketball Standings/Stats

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

Gameday Game Recap:

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (1/31/09)-- On Wednesday it was the second half that hurt Concordia in their loss at Carleton. On Saturday, the Cobbers found the first half to be chilly as they scored only 19 points and shot 28.0% from the field. Despite outscoring Bethel 40-38 in the second, CC could never recover from the first half freeze up and lost 67-59.

The loss is the second straight for Concordia and continues their woes on the road. The Cobbers have not won in their last four road games and are 2-6 in road games this season. CC is now 7-12 overall and 4-10 in the MIAC. Bethel continues to hold onto second place in the conference standings. The Royals are 10-4 in league play and 15-4 overall.

The tone for the game was set in the nine minutes of play when Bethel jumped out to a 12-3 lead. During that time Concordia went 1-for-10 from the field and committed four turnovers. From that point forward the Cobbers would never get to within four points of the Royals.

Trailing 29-19, Concordia trailed by double digits for most of the second half but made a run late in the game to cut the lead to six points at 63-57. Bethel then sank four consecutive free throws to bring the final score to 67-59.

Erik Lien led Concordia in scoring with 13 points. He was 3-for-3 from 3-point range and also came away with six rebounds. John Fraase, Mr. Double-Double, scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds to post his second straight double-double and 10th in the past 12 games. Johnathon Molina came off the bench to give CC a spark and finished with six points and a team-high four assists.

The Royals were led by Mike Moberg who finished with 17 points. He was one of four BU players to score in double figures. Cory Laugen was 8-for-10 from the free throw line and added 16 points.

Concordia will stay on the road and play at Hamline on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.