2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Senior Melanie Hageman scored 11 points and collected eight rebounds in the Cobbers' 72-63 season-opening loss at the University of Chicago. With the eight rebounds, Hageman became the 10th player in program history to scored 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in a career.
First Half Run Costs Cobbers!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Univ. of Chicago Box Score - Now Online!


Opponent's Website: Univ. of Chicago Women's Basketball

Midway Classic Tournament Website: Midway Classic Tournament


Gameday Rewind:

Game Stats: Concordia vs. Univ. of Chicago Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Game Recap:

CHICAGO, Ill. (11/17/07)-- Concordia opened its 2007-08 by playing well for 29 of the 40 minutes against the University of Chicago. Unfortunately the decisive stretch of the game came during the 11 minutes the Cobbers struggled, and Concordia wound up losing to the Maroons 72-63 in the first round of the annual Midway Classic Tournament.

Despite the loss, Concordia senior Melanie Hageman once again put her name in the Cobber record book. She scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in the game and became the 10th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point/500-rebound mark. She now has 1,196 career points and 505 career rebounds.

Concordia took an 18-12 lead at the 12:04 mark of the first half when Hageman scored on a free throw. For the next eleven minutes, the Cobbers were only able to score six points and watched a six-point lead turn into an 18-point deficit as Chicago went on a 30-6 run to seize control of the game.

The Maroons took a 44-26 lead at the break, which was enough to keep the Cobbers from ever making a serious run in the second half. The lead ballooned to 30 points at one time before CC outscored Chicago 27-6 in the final nine minutes of the game. The nine-point final margin of victory was the closest Concordia came to the Maroons in the second half and closest since the 5:06 mark of the first period.

The game was chopped up by 47 combined fouls and 64 free throws. Concordia was 21-for-35 (60.0%) from the free throw line and the Maroons were 23-for-29 (75.0%) from the line. The most telling statistic in the game was in the rebounding column. Chicago outrebounded the Cobbers 44-30 in the game, including a 22-9 margin in the first half. Concordia shot a respectable 40.0% (18-of-35) from the floor and an even better 42.9% (6-of-14) from 3-point range.

Cobber sophomore guard Sara Sorbo had a team-high 12 points. She was one of three Cobbers in double figures for the game. Besides Sorbo and Hageman, freshman Erica Nord went 8-for-8 from the free throw line and finished with 11 points in her first college game. Chicago had 12 players score at least two points in the game. They were led by Molly Hackney who had 12 points. Nofi Mojidi chipped in 10 points.

Concordia will now play Whitworth (Wash.) in the third-place game of the tournament on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m.