2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber freshman guard Eric Hartmann and the rest of the Cobbers scored only 20 points in the second half and lost 57-49 at SJU
Ice Cold Second Half


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COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (2/07/09)-- It's a reoccurring theme that Concordia wishes would go away and never return. For the second time in the past five games the Cobbers watched a halftime lead go by the boards in the second half due to cold shooting in the outside and dropped another woulda-coulda-shoulda contest.

Concordia shot just 14.3% (1-for-7) from 3-point range in the second half, scored just 20 points in the final 20 minutes and lost 57-49 at St. John's on Saturday. The loss is another in a string for the Cobbers where they play well for one half but then struggle to shoot in the other and fall in the end.

The loss drops Concordia's record to 8-14 in overall games and 5-12 in the MIAC. St. John's moves to 12-9 overall and 10-6 in league play.

The Cobber defense played well in the opening half as they held the Johnnies to just 26 points in the first period and took a three-point lead into the break. In the first half Concordia shot 56.0% (14-for-25) from the floor. That helped make up for a 17-10 deficit in rebounding.

The second half started on a positive note for Concordia as they scored the first three points and took a six-point lead at 33-27 with 16:59 to play. That's when the Cobbers turned into an iceberg. They were only able to manage 16 points in the final 17 minutes and watched as SJU went on a 11-0 run over the next three minutes to grab a 38-33 lead. The Cobbers would be able to stay close until the 8:46 mark. With the score tied at 42-42 SJU went on the game-deciding 7-0 run to push their lead to seven - a lead that they would never relinquish.

Concordia sophomore John Fraase once again led the team in scoring and rebounding. Fraase had 15 points to go along with eight rebounds. Darrin Olmscheid was the only other CC player with more than eight points in the game He finished with 13 points and five rebounds.

Aaron Burtzel led all players in scoring as he had 16 points and added 12 rebounds. He was the only Johnnie player in double figures for the game.

Concordia scored 28 of their 49 points in the paint in the game. The biggest statistical advantage for St. John's came in rebounding and second chance points. SJU held a 34-28 edge in rebounds and an 8-0 advantage in second chance points. The Johnnies also held a 13-3 margin in offensive rebounds.

The Cobbers will return home to finish off the season with three home games. Concordia will host Macalester on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.