2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia received a career-high 19 points from sophomore guard Sara Sorbo and ran past Valley City State 75-67 in Moorhead on Saturday. The Cobbers have now won three straight and are 3-4 on the year.
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Gameday Scoreboard:

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Valley City State Box Score - Now Online!


Opponent's Website: Valley City State Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


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Gameday Program:

Complete Gameday Program vs. Valley City State (pdf)


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Picture Gallery: Concordia vs. Valley City State Picture Gallery - Now Online!

Game Stats: Concordia vs. Valley City State Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/29/07)-- Cobber sophomore Sara Sorbo scored a career-high 19 points and helped Concordia run past Valley City State 75-67 in a non-conference game on Saturday in Moorhead. The win is the third straight for the Cobbers who are now 3-4 on the year. The Vikings lose for the third straight time and fall to 5-7.

Concordia led throughout the first half and took a 36-27 lead into the break. The Vikings then went on an 11-1 run to start the second half and took their only lead of the game at 38-37. That would be the last positive moment for VCSU as CC countered with the next four points and steadily pulled away over the next nine minutes and cruised to the eight-point victory.

The Cobbers held a jaw-dropping 40-9 edge in free throws attempted. Concordia went 24-for-40 (60.0%)  from the line, while the Vikings were 4-of-9 from the free throw stripe. CC also forced VCSU into 30 turnovers on the night and turned those miscues into 28 points.

Sorbo went 7-for-11 from the floor, 3-for-4 from behind the arc and scored 11 of her career-high 19 points in the second half. She was one of three Concordia players in double figures in points. Freshman Maggie Bauernfiend came off the bench to score 12 points in 21 minutes of play. She was 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-5 from behind the arc. Melanie Hageman was the third member in double figures. She had 11 points and has now scored at least 10 points in 20 consecutive games. Freshman Erica Nord had a game-high five steals. CC also had nine players with at least three points in the game as head coach Jessica Rahman was able to use the team's depth to make the decisive run in the latter stages of the second half.

Valley City was led by freshman guard Amanda Brown who had 16 points and was 6-for-9 from the floor. She also recorded a team-high six rebounds. Jessica Tykwinski had 12 points and Malgorzatta Debicka added 11.

Concordia will return to MIAC action next Saturday when they host Macalester at 1 p.m. The game will feature live video, live audio and live stats. All three features can be accessed via the Cobber athletic website.

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Concordia has now won three straight games. It marks the sixth straight season the Cobbers have had at least a three-game winning streak.
  • The Cobbers are now 20-8 against Valley City State.
  • The win over Valley City State is the first for head coach Jessica Rahman. Prior to the win she was 0-3 against VCSU (0-1 as a player and 0-2 as a coach).
  • Concordia is 3-0 at home this season and 35-7 over the past three-plus seasons at Memorial Auditorium.
  • The 40 free throws attempted by Concordia is the most since the opening game of the 2005-06 season when they attempted 43 against Univ. of Redlands.
  • The 30 turnovers forced by the Cobbers is a season high and most since they also forced 30 miscues against UM-Morris at the start of the 2003-04 season.
  • Concordia had a season-high 15 steals in the game. It is the most since they had 16 against Bethel on Jan. 10 of last season. It is also the fourth straight game they have had at least 10 steals and sixth time in seven games this year.
  • Concordia made five 3-point field goals against VCSU and has now drained at least five shots from behind the arc in six of their seven games this year. CC has made at least one 3-point field goal in their last 199 games. The last time CC was held without a 3-point basket was against St. Ben's on Jan. 29, 2000 (0-for-8).
  • Both the Concordia bench and the Valley City bench scored 23 points. It marks the second straight game that the CC non-starters have been equal to their opponents.
  • The Cobbers have not been outscored by their opponent's reserves in their last three games - all wins. The Cobber bench was outscored in all four of their losses to start the season.
  • With her 11 points in the game Melanie Hageman has now scored in double figures in all seven games this season and in 20 consecutive games. She has at least 10 points in 67 games in her career.
  • Hageman has now scored 1,295 points in her career and is eighth on the school's all-time scoring chart.
  • Sara Sorbo's career-high 19 points marks the third time this season she has scored in double figures. Her previous career-high was 17 points against Gustavus on Jan. 8 of last season. Sorbo has now scored in double figures nine times in her career.
  • The five steals by Erica Nord is the most by any Cobber this season.