2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia sophomore Anna Matetich and the rest of the Cobbers begin a three-game road trip when they play at St. Olaf on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 5:45 p.m. The Cobbers are currently 9-4 in the MIAC and in a three-way tie for third place.

Cobbers Start Road Journey With Win!


Gameday Scoreboard:


11-6/10-4 MIAC


6-11/5-9 MIAC


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

Gameday Menu:

Series History: Concordia/St. Olaf Series History

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

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

Gameday Rewind:

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

Gameday Game Recap:


NORTHFIELD, Minn. (1/30/08)-- Concordia opened their three-game road trip by free-throwing their way past St. Olaf 71-58 in Northfield on Wednesday. The Cobbers went 27-for-31 (87.1%) from the foul line and outscored the Oles 27-11 from the charity stripe in posting their 11th win in the last 13 games. The victory pushes CC's MIAC record to 10-4 on the year and keeps them in a tie for third place in the MIAC standings with Gustavus. Concordia is now 11-6 overall.

The 10 conference wins marks the 25th consecutive season that Concordia has won at least 10 games in MIAC play. The Cobbers are the only school in the MIAC that has posted 25 consecutive double-digit win seasons in league play.

Concordia never trailed in a game that was decided in the first half when the Cobbers went on a 14-0 run starting at the 12:23 mark. That stretch helped CC extend a three-point lead at 16-13 into a 17-point margin at 30-13. From there, the Cobbers would cruise to a 15-point halftime lead at 40-25.

In the second half, St. Olaf would cut the margin to seven points just six minutes into the final period. From there the Oles and Cobbers traded baskets as CC refused to let St. Olaf get closer than six points. Leading 58-52 with seven minutes to play, Concordia salted the game away by making eight of 11 free throws in the final 1:21 of play.


Concordia will stay on the road when they play at Macalester on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. The Cobbers will then play at St. Kate's on Monday, Feb. 4 before returning home to face Hamline on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 5:45 p.m.


Concordia had three players score at least 12 points in the game. The Cobbers were led by Melanie Hageman who had 13 points to record her 30th consecutive double-digit scoring game. Hageman was 7-for-8 from the free throw line and added eight rebounds. Freshman Maggie Bauernfeind scored seven points in the final six minutes of play and finished with 12 points. Jenna Freudenberg continued her hot hand at the foul line. She went 7-for-8 from the free throw stripe and also finished with 12 points. She has now gone 22-for-25 (88.0%) from the line in the last four games. Lindsey Schultz came off the bench and missed her first career double-double by two points. She had a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with eight points. She also had a pair of steals on the night.

St. Olaf was led by the play of Elyse Erickson. Erickson scored a game-high 17 points and had nine rebounds. Kristina Stoermer had 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record the double-double.


The game featured 44 turnovers between the two teams. Concordia had 21 miscues as compared to 23 for the Oles. CC shot 36.4% (20-for-55) from the floor and only 26.7% (4-for-15) from behind the arc. Both numbers were dropped by a poor-shooting second half. Concordia was only 1-for-8 (12.5%) from 3-point range and 5-for-25 (20.0%) from the floor in the final 20 minutes of play. The ability to knock down free throws saved the Cobbers all night long. CC was a perfect 12-for-12 from the line in the first half and 15-for-19 in the second period. At one point they had made 18 straight free throws.

St. Olaf shot 37.3% (22-for-59) from the floor and a January-cold 17.6% (3-for-17) from outside the arc. The Oles connected on 55.5% (11-for-20) of their shots from the foul line.

Concordia held a 45-34 edge in rebounds. The 45 rebounds in the game is a season high for CC and most since they hauled down 50 against Augsburg on Feb. 14, 2007.