Junior Karl Olson was 4-for-4 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 16 points in the Cobbers' 79-48 win.
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Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: November 21, 2009

1st Half
2nd Half

Box Score

Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: St. Scholastica Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball

Gameday Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/21/09)-- Heading into Concordia's home opener against St. Scholastica on Saturday, Cobber head coach Rich Glas was a little concerned about the team's ability to shoot from the outside. CC started the season by shooting a paltry 25.0% from long range against UM-Morris. Whatever Glas, and the team, worked on in practice after the Cougar win paid huge dividends as the Cobbers shot 59.1% (13-for-22) from 3-point range against the Saints and cruised to a 79-48 win.

The game was never in doubt as Concordia made three consecutive long balls in the middle of the first half which pushed their lead to 11 points and helped the Cobbers post a 13-point lead at the break. In the second half Concordia continued their torrid scoring touch from outside. They shot 70.0% (7-for-10) from 3-point land in the final 20 minutes and stretched their lead to as many as 34 points before finishing with the 31-point victory.

The win is the second straight of the season for CC and is the fifth consecutive victory as the Cobbers won their last three games of the 2008-09 season. St. Scholastica has their one-game win streak come to an end and is now 1-2 on the year.

Concordia junior guard Karl Olson took the extra outside shooting practice to heart as he went 4-for-4 from behind the arc in the game and finished with a career-high 16 points. He also added five assists and two steals and did not commit a turnover. Erik Lien knocked down a trio of long range shots and finished with 15 points. Point guard Johny Molina was 2-for-3 from 3-point range and was the only other member of the Cobbers to finish in double figures. He also had three assists and three steals. Darrin Olmscheid came away with a game-high eight rebounds to go along with six points and John Fraase chipped in eight rebounds and seven points.

As a team, Concordia had a higher shooting percentage from behind the arc (59.1%) than they did from the floor (58.5%). CC was just 4-for-8 (50.0%) from the free throw line as their excellent perimeter game led to few drive-and-foul opportunities. The Cobbers outrebounded the Saints 32-26.

Concordia will take on Division II cross-town rival MSU Moorhead on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.