2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Cobber senior Melanie Hageman had a game-high 23 points in helping Concordia beat Hamline 78-70 on Monday. The win is the fifth straight for the Cobbers who up their record to 5-4/4-2 MIAC. With her 23 points Hageman moved into sixth place on the school's all-time scoring list.
Road Redemption!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

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


Opponent's Website: Hamline Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

GAME STORY

ST. PAUL, Minn. (1/07/08)-- One streak was stopped, another was kept alive. The Cobbers held off a solid Hamline squad down the stretch to post a 78-70 victory in St. Paul on Monday. The win ups Concordia's win streak to five and puts an end to their road losing for the season. CC was 0-4 on the road in 2007-08. The victory pushes the Cobbers' overall record above the .500 level for the first time this year. CC is now 5-4 in all games and 4-2 in conference contests. The 4-2 mark jumps Concordia into a tie for third place in the league standings.

The Pipers drop out of a tie for third place and even their MIAC mark at 3-3. HU watches their four-game winning streak come to an end as they fall to6-3 overall.

The first part of the opening period went to the Pipers as they built a 15-7 margin in the first five minutes of the game and then held onto the lead until all the way until the 5:44 mark. After taking the first five minutes to get rid of their bus legs, the Cobbers steadily chipped away at the Hamline lead and eventually took their first lead when Maggie Bauernfiend connected on a layup.

After that point, the teams traded spurts and the game was tied at 37-37 heading into the break.

The second half belonged to the relentless pressure of the Concordia defense. In the second 20 minutes, the Cobbers had eight steals, forced 11 turnovers and outscored Hamline 41-38. The Pipers took their only lead of the half at 40-39 at the 18:07 mark and then watched as CC went on a 7-0 run to take a 46-40 lead and grab control of the game.

INDIVIDUAL STAT RECAP

Concordia was led by the inside-outside tandem of Melanie Hageman and Kaitlynn Gottenborg. The two combined for 41 points and were the only players in double figures in scoring. Hageman scored 23 points and went 7-for-9 (77.8%) from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line. She has now scored at least 19 points in three of her last four games. With her 23 points she moved into sixth place on the school's all-time scoring list. Hageman also collected a team-high eight rebounds. Gottenborg had career-highs in points and rebounds. She finished with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Lindsey Schultz continued her all-around stellar play. She had six points, six rebounds and a team-high three steals.

Hamline had three players with at least 14 points but had only six other players score in the game. Mary Wilkowski collected a double-double by scoring a team-high 15 points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds. Jessica Heinen also added 15 points and Rochelle Sather had 14 points.

TEAM STAT RECAP

The Cobbers shot 36.4% (24-for-66) from the field and were only 4-for-19 (21.1%) from 3-point range. Concordia attempted 33 free throws and went 26-for-33 (78.8%) from the line. CC forced 25 turnovers in the game and held a superior 24-10 margin in points off of turnovers.

Hamline outrebounded Concordia 43-42. The Pipers shot 34.4% (21-for-61) from the floor and 25.0% (5-for-20) from behind the arc. The Pipers were 23-for-28 (82.1%) from the line, as the two teams combined to shoot 61 free throws in the game.

NEXT UP
Concordia will put their win streak on the line when they host Gustavus on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5:45 p.m. The game will feature live video, live audio and live stats. All three can be accessed from the Cobber athletics website. CC will then host Bethel on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. to finish off their first full week of MIAC play in the New Year.

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Concordia has won five straight games. It marks the fifth straight season the Cobbers have had at least a five-game winning streak. Last year CC had two, five-game winning streaks.
  • The Cobbers are now 50-3 lifetime against Hamline.
  • The win is the first of the year on the road for Concordia. The Cobbers are now 1-3 on the road this season and 1-4 in games away from Memorial Auditorium in 2007-08. Last year CC was 7-6 in road games.
  • The 78 points scored by CC is the second highest of the year (84 vs. St. Kate's).
  • Concordia has now scored at least 70 points in their last seven games. They have scored at least 74 points in their last six games.
  • The Cobbers had a season-high 40 rebounds. That is the most since they had 45 against Gustavus in the MIAC playoffs last year.
  • The 66 field goal attempts ties a season high. CC also had 66 field goal attempts vs. St. Kate's and Carleton.
  • The 25 turnovers forced by the Cobbers ties a season high. Concordia also forced 25 miscues in the season-opener against Chicago.
  • Concordia had 16 steals in the game which is a season high. CC has now had double-digit steal totals in their last six games and eight of their nine games this year.
  • The 26 free throws made is the most this season. The 78.8% free throw pct. for the game is also the third highest this season.
  • The Cobber bench was outscored 26-25 marking the first time on their five-game winning streak they have been outscored.
  • Melanie Hageman has scored in double figures in all nine games this season and in 22 consecutive games. She has at least 10 points in 69 of the 88 games she has played in her career.
  • Hageman has scored 1,337 points in her career and is sixth on the school's all-time scoring chart. She passed Brandi Myers (1,314). Next up is current St. Mary's head coach Mandy Pearson who scored 1,346 points in her career.
  • Kaitlynn Gottenborg's career-high 18 points topped her previous high of 14 points, which she put up twice before in 2007-08 including last game against Macalester.
  • Erica Nord tied her career high inrebounds with five.
  • Cobber sophomore Anna Matetich was held without a point for the first time all season.