2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Sara Sorbo had a team-high 17 points in the Cobbers' 74-62 loss at St. Kate's on Monday. The loss drops Concordia to 12-7 overall and 11-5 in the MIAC.

Jack Frost Nips Cobbers Down the Stretch

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

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12-7/11-5 MIAC

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62

8-11/6-10 MIAC

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


Gameday Menu:

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

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

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

GAME STORY

ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/04/08)-- In a game where the lead changed 13 times, Concordia picked the wrong time to go cold as they missed 12 of their final 13 shots from the field and lost to St. Kate's 74-62. The Cobbers and Wildcats were tied at 50-50 with just under eight minutes to play before CC fell off the see-saw and went ice-cold for the remainder of the game.

The loss, which is only the third in the last 15 games for the Cobbers, drops Concordia to 12-7 overall and 11-5 in the MIAC. CC remains deadlocked with Gustavus for third place in the league standings after the Gusties lost 69-51 at league-leading St. Ben's. The win keeps playoff hopes alive for St. Kate's. They are now 6-10 in the conference and move into a three-way tie for seventh place. CSC is now 8-11 overall.

The loss to the Wildcats is the first in the past 10 games for CC. The last time Concordia lost to St. Kate's was back in the 2002-03 season.

The game went back and forth for the first 32 minutes. In the first half alone, the teams traded the leads nine times and the game was tied on five occasions. The biggest lead wither team had through the first 20 minutes was when the Cobbers led by five at 31-26 with 5:10 to play in the opening half. The Wildcats quickly responded with an 8-0 run and went into the break with a 34-33 lead.

The game remained tight through the first 12 minutes of the second half. Concordia broke to a six-point lead in the first four minutes of play and it started to look like a repeat of the game when the teams met for the first time. In that game, CC turned a four-point halftime lead into a 13-point margin just 3:15 into the second period. On Monday, the Wildcats refused to go quietly into the snowy night and countered the Cobbers' early second-half run with a 9-2 run of their own to take a 48-47 lead with 13:39 to play. The teams would stay even until the 7:54 mark when Concordia's shooting touch got on the bus and started for Moorhead a little early.

The game still hung in the balance with 3:54 to play and CSC clinging to a 63-60 lead. From that point on, CC would be held to a single Sara Sorbo layup, while the Wildcats went 9-for-12 from the free throw line to secure the win.

UP NEXT

Concordia will is starting a stretch where they will play four games in seven days. After tonight the Cobbers will host Hamline on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 5:45 p.m. From there, the will play at Bethel on Saturday and in St. Peter against Gustavus on Monday, Feb. 11.

INDIVIDUAL STAT RECAP

Sorbo and Melanie Hageman tied for team-high in points. The pair had 17 points each as they combined for 54.8% percent of the teams total point production. Hageman's 17 points pushed her into fourth place on the school's all-time scoring list. She passed Nancy Halda who scored 1,504 points from 1978-82. Hageman becomes only the fifth player in school history to score 1,500 points. She now has 1,513 career points. Hageman also had a game-high 10 rebounds against CSC to record her third double-double of the season. She also had a double-double when the two teams met in December.

Sorbo finished with 17 points to go along with five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Kaitlynn Gottenborg was the only other Concordia player in double figures in points. The sophomore guard had 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Jenna Freudenberg posted a mini triple-double. She stuffed the stat sheet by scoring five points, adding six rebounds and posting a career-high nine assists.

St. Kate's had four of their starting five players score at least 10 points. They were led by Rachel Berglund who had 21 points. She also came away with a team-high six rebounds. Brooke Hakanson had 17 points, while Ashley Busch added 11 and Molly Peterson had 10. Hakanson went 7-for-12 from the field.


TEAM STAT RECAP

With their wickedly cold shooting at the end of the game, Concordia finished the game shooting 33.9% (21-for-62) from the field but countered that with their 18.2% (4-for-22) outing from behind the arc. CC was 16-for-24 (66.7%) from the free throw line.

The Cobbers held a 46-35 edge in rebounds. CC did commit 17 turnovers in the game as opposed to only 12 for the Wildcats. CSC turned that edge into a 18-7 margin in points off of turnovers.

St. Kate's shot 46.3% (25-for-54) from the floor and an enviable 36.4% (4-for-11) from 3-point land. The Wildcats attempted 30 free throws in the game - the second most by any CC opponent this season. CSC also shot 66.7% (20-for-30) for the game from the line.