Darrin Olmscheid goes up for two of his team-high 24 points in the Cobbers' 86-83 loss at Hamline on Monday.

(Pic courtesy of Kim Hagemeyer)

More Offense, Same Result!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 1, 2010

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/1/10)-- Concordia got what they wanted on the offensive end of the court against Hamline but stumbled on defense in the final two minutes and lost 86-83. The Cobbers, who had been struggling to put the ball in the basket entering the game, scored over 80 points for the first time all season, but wound up losing their eighth straight game.

Concordia is now 8-12 overall and 4-11 in the MIAC. The Pipers improve to 13-7 in all games and 9-6 in conference play and hang on to fifth place in the league standings.


The contest would be won in the final two minutes of play. With 1:57 left in regulation, the game was tied at 77-77. The Pipers then scored nine of the final 15 points to grab the win. Hamline senior Carl Hipp was a one-man wrecking crew during that period as he scored five of the team’s final points and had one block and one steal. Hipp finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Even with Hipps heroics, the Cobbers had a chance to win the game in the final seconds of play. CC cut the lead to one point at 84-83 with :14 seconds to play on a 3-pointer by Darrin Olmscheid. Concordia then fouled on the inbounds play and unfortunately HU was able to hit both free throws to push the lead to 86-83. The Cobbers’ final-second, long-range attempt to tie fell short and CC lost by three.


Concordia shot 50.0% (31-for-62) from the floor and a season-best 64.7% (11-for-17) from 3-point range. It marked the first time in eight games that CC had shot better than 50.0% from either the floor or from behind the arc. Hamline connected on 47.5% (29-for-61) of their shots from the floor and 50.0% (9-for-18) of their efforts from 3-point range. The Cobbers outrebounded the Pipers 38-35. The two teams combined for a massive 45 turnovers in the game. CC had 23, one more than HU’s 22 miscues.


Olmscheid had 24 points and six rebounds to lead CC. It marked the fifth time this season he has broken the 20-point barrier. He was one of four Cobber starters to score in double figures. Karl Olson led the Concordia outside shooting charge. He regained his long-range touch, went 4-for-6 from behind the arc and finished with 17 points. Andrew Martinson was 3-for-3 from behind the arc and added 11 points. He also came away with a career-high five assists and committed only one turnover. Fellow freshman Ebo Nana-Kweson also had 11 points. Martinson

Hamline was led by DI transfer Ray Brown who had a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record his third straight double-double. 

Concordia will return to Moorhead for a pair of home games to round out the week. The Cobbers will host Augsburg on Wednesday and then square off against St. John's on Saturday at 3 p.m.