2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Jenna Freudenberg takes the ball to the basket in the first half of the Cobbers' 74-62 win over Macalester. Freudenberg had seven points and five assists in the game.
Cobbers Run Past Macalaster!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

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


Opponent's Website: Macalester Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


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Gameday Program:

Complete Gameday Program vs. Macalester (pdf)


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


Gameday Game Recap:

GAME RECAP

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/05/08)--Concordia used their up-tempo style of play to disrupt Macalester and came away with a 74-62 win over the Scots in Moorhead on Saturday. The Cobber defense pressured Macalester into 25 turnovers in picking up there fourth straight win. CC is now 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the MIAC this season. The Scots slide to the other side of .500 in league play as they are now 2-3 in the MIAC and 3-5 overall.

The Cobbers led for almost the entire game. After the Scots took a brief 4-3 lead early in the first half, Concordia went on an 8-2 run and seized an 11-6 lead with 14:58 to play in the opening period. Macalester would then rally to tie the game and the teams would play even until the 9:36 mark. From there, Concordia would outscore the Scots 21-10 for the remainder of the half to take a 39-27 lead into the break.

The Cobber defense would then hold off Macalester for the entire second half - holding a double-digit for almost the entire 20 minutes. The only time Macalester cut the lead to single digits was at 17:43 when they trimmed the margin to nine at 44-35. A 3-point basket by Kaitlynn Gottenborg would return the lead to double-digits and CC would spend the rest of the game playing with a comfortable safety net.

INDIVIDUAL STAT RECAP

Concordia was led by senior Melanie Hageman who scored a team-high 19 points in the game. She also had a team-high five rebounds. Hageman was one of four Cobber players to score at least 10 points. Freshman Maggie Bauernfiend had a career-high 14 points and was 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-5 from 3-point range. Gottenborg tied her career high with 14 points. She was 4-of-7 from the floor and 3-of-5 from behind the arc. Lindsey Schultz also had a career-high in points. She came off the bench to go 4-of-5 from the field and finish with 10 points.

Trina PaStarr led all scorers with 22 points for the Scots. Ann Baltzer recorded her third straight double-double by scoring 15 points and collecting 13 rebounds. She was also hampered by finger injury in the first half of play. Danielle Johnson had six assists and added nine points.

TEAM STAT RECAP

Concordia shot 44.8% (26-of-58) from the field and 36.8% (7-of-19) from 3-point range. CC held a slim 32-31 edge in rebounds and had 14 steals. The Cobbers turned those 14 steals into a 10-0 advantage in fast break points. Concordia's bench was able to outscore the Macalester reserves 28-9 as CC had nine of the 10 players that played in the game score at least two points.

The Scots shot 44.7% (21-of-47) from the field and 40.0% (2-of-5) from behind the arc.

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Concordia has now won four straight games. It marks the fifth straight season the Cobbers have had at least a four-game winning streak.
  • The Cobbers are now 45-2 against Macalester.
  • Concordia is 4-0 at home this season and 36-7 over the past three-plus seasons at Memorial Auditorium.
  • The 12-point loss is the worst defeat of the season for Macalester. The previous worst was an eight-point loss at St. Kate's.
  • CC made seven 3-point field goals against Macalester and has now drained at least five shots from behind the arc in seven of their eight games this year. CC has made at least one 3-point field goal in their last 200 games. The last time CC was held without a 3-point basket was against St. Ben's on Jan. 29, 2000 (0-for-8).
  • The Cobbers have not been outscored by their opponent's reserves in their last four games - all wins. The Cobber bench was outscored in all four of their losses to start the season.
  • With her 19 points in the game Melanie Hageman has now scored in double figures in all eight games this season and in 21 consecutive games. She has at least 10 points in 68 games in her career.
  • Hageman has now scored 1,314 points in her career and is tied for sixth on the school's all-time scoring chart. She passed Kasey Bostow (1,311 points) and is currently tied with Brandi Myers (1,314). Next up is current St. Mary's head coach Mandy Pearson who scored 1,346 points in her career.
  • Maggie Bauernfied has now scored 26 points in her past two games. She had scored two points in the first six games of the year. Bauernfiend raised her season average to 4.7 points per game.  
  • Sophomore Sara Sorbo tied a team season-high in steals. Sorbo had five swipes against the Scots. Sorbo leads the team in steals with 18.