2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber senior Cody Dyshaw tries to deny an entry pass during Concordia's 75-74 overtime win against St. Olaf on Saturday. Dyshaw finished his career as the No.2 all-time 3-point field goal leader in school history. (Pic courtesy of Kim Hagemeyer)
Cobbers Finish With A Flourish!


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10-15/7-13 MIAC


11-14/8-12 MIAC


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

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

Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/21/09)-- It was a very fitting way to end the 2008-09 season. The Cobbers fought and fought and fought and then relied on sophomore John Fraase to come up with the winning basket as they rallied to beat St. Olaf 75-74 in overtime. The win gives Concordia a three-game winning streak to finish the year and moves them into a tie for seventh place in the final MIAC standings. The Cobbers finish the year with an 11-14 overall mark and an 8-12 record in conference play.

On a day where Concordia honored their two seniors, Cody Dyshaw and Bjorne Skarboe, it was a total team effort that gave the pair a perfect final game in maroon and gold. The Cobbers had four players score in double figures and came back from a five-point deficit with under nine minutes to go in regulation and then a three-point hole with under one minute to go in overtime. It was a microcosm of the Cobbers' season where they refused to give in and kept fighting no matter what the circumstances.

Fraase scored the game-winning basket on a pretty pass from Eric Hartmann with just :03 seconds remaining in overtime. For Fraase it put a cap on a breakout and record-setting season. After playing sparingly as a freshman in 2007-08, Fraase burst onto the scene and ended up setting a school record for average rebounds in a season. He also became the first player in Cobber history to average more than 10 points and 10 rebounds for the entire season. Fraase finished the year by averaging 15.6 points per game and 11.4 rebounds per game. His rebounding average breaks the 50-year-old program record of 10.9 rebounds per game set by Art Johnson in 1957-58. However, Fraase only tied Johnson for total rebounds in a season as both players had 284 bounds.

The only bad news in the game for the Cobbers was that senior Dyshaw came up one 3-point basket short of tying the all-time school record for 3-point field goals in a career. Dyshaw entered the game with 131 long-range baskets in his career and needed only two to tie the program record of 133 set by Brett Inniger from 1993-95. Unfortunately Dyshaw went only 1-for-8 from behind the arc and finished his stellar career with 132 3-point baskets. Dyshaw did tie another CC record as he played in his 99th career game and tied Soren nelson for the modern record for games played in a career.

For the game Concordia shot 44.3% (27-for-61) from the floor and 40.0% (8-for-20) from 3-point range. The Cobbers were also 13-for-18 (72.2%) from the foul line. St. Olaf posted similar numbers as they shot 43.1% (28-for-65) from the field, 45.5% (10-for-22) from behind the arc and 61.5% (8-for-13) from the free throw line.

The Cobbers' ability to get the ball inside and draw the foul might have been the difference in the game. Besides the five point difference in made free throws, the Cobbers also held a 22-16 edge in points scored in the paint. Both teams turned the ball over 14 times and the Oles had a 40-37 edge in rebounding.

Besides Fraase's record-setting 15th double-double of the year, Concordia was led by fellow sophomore Darrin Olmscheid who had a game-high 18 points and was 2-for-3 from long range. Freshman guards Johnathon Molina and Hartmann rounded out the quartet of CC double-digit scorers. Molina had a career-high 12 points and posted his third straight game in double figures to end the year. He also had a game-high five assists and added two steals. Hartmann chipped in 10 points and three assists.

St. Olaf (10-15/7-13 MIAC) was led by Nate Krosschell who had 13 points. Stuart Neville came off the bench to record his first double-double of the year. He had 12 points to go along with a team-high 10 rebounds.