2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Melanie Hageman gets position under the glass during Concordia's 66-57 win over St. Mary's on Sunday in Winona. The Cobbers went on a 13-2 run at the end of the first half to seize control of the game CC finished off the first half of the MIAC regular season with an 8-3 record. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hagemeyer)

Mission Accomplished!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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2
Final

9-5/8-3 MIAC

36
30
66

3-11/2-9 MIAC

28
29
57

Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Mary's Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Menu:

Series History: Concordia/St. Mary's Series History

Opponent's Website: St. Mary's Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Broadcasts:

Live Audio: Concordia vs. St. Mary's Live Audio

Live Stats: Concordia vs. St. Mary's Live Stats


Gameday Rewind:

Picture Gallery: Concordia vs. St. Mary's Picture Gallery - to follow!

Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Mary's Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Game Recap:

GAME STORY

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/20/08)-- The replay of the Concordia/St. Mary's game on Sunday will never be found on ESPN Classics, but in the end the results was just what the Cobbers wanted as they beat the Cardinals 66-57 in Winona. The two teams combined for 43 turnovers and made only one field goal in the first 10 minutes of play in the second half. Despite the choppy play, CC came away with their ninth win the last ten games and improved to 9-5 overall and 8-3 in the MIAC. The 8-3 conference mark at the halfway point of the league season is identical to the record Concordia had after 11 games last season.

St. Mary's loses for the third straight game and the fifth time in the last six games. The Cardinals finish the first half of MIAC play with a 2-9 league mark and are now 3-11 overall.

The decisive run for the Cobbers came at the end of the first half. With the score tied at 23-23 at the 4:54 mark, Concordia went on a 13-2 run to grab an 11-point lead at 36-25. That spurt would lead to a 36-28 cushion at the break and give CC a comfortable safety net for the entire second half.

In the second period, Concordia led by as many as 15 points with just under eight minutes to play but the Cardinals went on a run to cut the lead to six points at 53-47 with 2:41 to play. The Cobbers made nine free throws down the stretch to salt away he nine-point win.

UP NEXT

Concordia will finish off their three-games in five days stretch when they host St. Ben's on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. The Cobbers will then play Carleton on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. in Moorhead.

INDIVIDUAL STAT RECAP

Melanie Hageman led the Cobbers in scoring for the seventh straight game. She had 14 points before fouling out with 1:54 to play in the game. Hageman also had five rebounds. Sara Sorbo matched Hageman's 14 points. The sophomore guard finished with her fourth double-digit scoring game of the year. She added four rebounds and was 5-for-10 from the floor. Anna Matetich and Lindsey Schultz each had a team-high six rebounds in the game. Matetich also had seven points. Point guard Jenna Freudenberg finished with nine points and had four assists. She was also a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line.

St. Mary's received a stellar game from Jessica Weisbrod. Weisbrod had game highs in points and rebounds. She had 19 points and seven rebounds and was instrumental in the Cardinals' second-half rally. Stephanie Ayers was the only other SMU player with more than nine points. She added 11 points and six rebounds.


TEAM STAT RECAP

Concordia shot 38.6% (22-for-57) from the floor for the game. They also shot 33.3% (5-for-15) from 3-point range and 85.0% (17-for-20) from the free throw line. The Cardinals connected on 40.4% (21-for-52) of their shots from the field but shot just 25.0% (3-for-12) from behind the arc. SMU was 12-for-18 (66.7%) from the foul line.

The Cobbers held a slim 37-35 edge in rebounding and committed seven fewer turnovers than St. Mary's. CC finished the game with 18 miscues as opposed to 25 for St. Mary's. Concordia turned that advantage into a 27-18 margin in points off of turnovers. The other big statistical advantage was in second chance points where Concordia held a 14-7 edge.

POSTGAME NOTES