2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Cobber sophomore guard Anna Matetich plays defense from her knees in the first half of Concordia's 73-66 win over Augsburg on Saturday.
Patented Second-Half Run Seals Win!


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5-8/3-7 MIAC


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MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/19/08)-- After not being able to shake off Augsburg for the first 32 minutes of the game, Concordia went on one of their patented second-half runs in the final eight minutes of play and came away with a 73-66 win on Saturday in Moorhead. The Cobbers used a 13-0 run starting at the midpoint of the second half to beat the Auggies for the 27th consecutive time at home. CC has never lost to Augsburg at home in the history of the series.

The win stops Concordia's one-game losing streak and ups the Cobbers' overall record to 8-5. CC is now 7-3 in the MIAC and stays in a tie for third place in the league standings with one game left to play in the first half of conference play. Augsburg sees their one-game winning streak come to an end. The Auggies are now 5-8 overall and 3-7 in league play.

The game was close from the opening tip. Neither team was able to get more than a five-point advantage for the first 32 minutes of play. The Cobbers led by as many as five points twice in the first half and held the lead for most of the opening 20 minutes. In the first half, Augsburg led twice and the score was tied on four occasions.

With Concordia taking a 36-35 lead into the second half, Augsburg once again used their outside shooting and tough interior defense to stay within striking distance. Every time the Cobbers would go on a run to take a small lead, the Auggies would counter and get right back into the game.

The game was decided at the midway point in the second half. Augsburg took their second lead of the half with a 3-point basket Shannon Renne. Trailing 53-50 at the 10:18 mark, CC went on their 13-0 run behind four straight points from Melanie Hageman, a 3-point basket from Jenna Freudenberg, two free throws from Kaitlynn Gottenborg, a Sara Sorbo layup and then the final two points from Freudenberg on a driving layup.

The 13 straight points from the Cobbers took the life out of the Auggie upset bid and helped CC coast through the final three minutes of play.


Today’s game is the start of a stretch where the Cobbers will play three games in the next five games. Tomorrow Concordia will finish off the first half of conference play by playing at St. Mary’s at 1 p.m. CC will then return home to start the second half by hosting St. Ben’s on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 5:45 p.m.


Hageman kept the Cobbers close in the first half and made four key points in the Cobbers' decisive second-half run. She had 16 points in the opening 20 minutes and finished the game with a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds. It is the second double-double of the season for the senior post. She finished the game by going 10-for-11 from the free throw line. Her 11 free throw attempts were one less than the entire Augsburg team took during the game (8-for-12). Two other Cobber starters finished in double digits in scoring. Freudenberg was 6-for-9 from the floor and finished with 14 points. She also had a game-high five assists. Gottenborg added 11 points.

Augsburg center Christa Suedbeck nearly matched Hageman point-for-point and rebound-for-rebound. She had a team-high 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds. It was her third consecutive double-double and sixth of the season. She was one of four Auggie starters that finished with at least four points. Renne hit a pair of 3-point field goals and finished with 10 points. She was joined by Katie LaGrave and Kristina Lurken who also finished with 10 points. LaGrave and Lurken also had four assists in the game.


Both teams had similAr field goal shooting percentages for the game. Concordia shot 40.3% (25-for-62) from the floor, while the Auggies connected at a 42.9% (27-for-63) clip. The Cobbers shot 42.9% (6-for-14) from 3-point range which was better than the 33.3% (4-for-12) that the Auggies finished with from behind the arc. The big shooting disparity came at the free throw line where CC was 17-for-22 (77.3%) as opposed to only the 8-for-12 for the Auggies.

Concordia held a 38-32 edge in rebounding and turned that into an 18-4 advantage in second chance points. Both teams turned the ball over 17 times in the game. CC had 11 steals in the game, while Augsburg made nine swipes.