2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia freshman Maggie Bauernfeind was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range and finished with a career-high 15 points in the Cobbers' 79-67 win over Bethel on Saturday. With the win, CC clinches its sixth straight MIAC playoff berth.

Playoff Bound!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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Final

14-7/13-5 MIAC

37
42
79

9-12/6-12 MIAC

31
36
67

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


Gameday Menu:

MIAC Women's Basketball Notes: MIAC W. Basketball Weekly Release (pdf)

Series History: Concordia/Bethel Series History

Opponent's Website: Bethel Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

GAME STORY

ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/09/08)-- For the sixth straight season Concordia will be headed to the MIAC playoffs. The Cobbers used a 7-0 run at the end of the first half to propel themselves to a 79-67 postseason-clinching win over Bethel on Saturday. The victory moves CC's conference record to 13-5 on the year. They remain in a tie  for third place in the league standings with Gustavus who beat St. Thomas 55-52 on Saturday. Concordia is now 14-7 overall and has gone 14-3 since losing their first four games of the year.

Bethel (9-12/6-12 MIAC) looked as if they would slowly pull away from the Cobbers in the first half. The Royals steadily built a lead until they had a seven-point margin at 21-14 at the midway point of the first period. Concordia was finally able to run their bus legs out in the second part of the opening half and outscored BU 23-10 for the second ten minutes. The decisive run came in the final 2:02. Trailing 31-30, Concordia scored the final seven points of the half to take a 37-31 lead into the break.

The Cobbers never let Bethel get closer than four points in the second half and spent most of the period with a double-digit lead. After BU cut the lead to four at 37-33 in the opening minute of play, Concordia went on an 8-0 run to extend the lead to 12 and give themselves a comfortable cushion for the remainder of the game.

UP NEXT

Concordia will stay on the road for the next two games. After the game with the Royals, the Cobbers will play at e Gustavus on Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:45 p.m. The Cobbers and Gusties are currently tied for third place in the league standings. CC will the travel to Augsburg on Saturday, Feb. 16 for a game at 1 p.m.

INDIVIDUAL STAT RECAP

Concordia senior Melanie Hageman posted her seventh 20-point game of the season. She finished with a team-high 22 points and hauled down six rebounds. It is the second time in the past four games that she has scored at least 20 points in a game. Hageman was 10-for-17 from the floor. She also added three assists on the day. Freshman sharpshooter Maggie Bauernfeind came to the rescue of the CC offense on several occasions and finished with a career-high 15 points. She was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range. Sara Sorbo was the third Cobber player in double figures. She had 10 points and has now scored in double digits in the last three games.

Bethel was led by center Annegret Nautsch. Nautsch had a game-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to post her 12th double-double of the year. Kiersten Hansen was the only other BU player with more than nine points on the day. She was 7-for-8 from the free throw line and finished with 15 points. She also added a game-high seven assists and five rebounds.


TEAM STAT RECAP

Concordia shot at least 50.0% from the field and 3-point range. The Cobbers shot exactly 50.0% (27-for-54) from the floor and connected on 53.8% (7-for-13) of their shots from behind the arc. It is the second straight game they have shot better than 53.0% from 3-point range. CC currently leads the MIAC in 3-point field goal percentage. The biggest advantage on the stat sheet for the Cobbers came from bench scoring. The Concordia non-starters held a 31-12 edge over their Bethel counterparts.

Bethel shot 40.0% (26-for-65) from the floor but couldn't connect from the outside. The Royals made just 2 of their 15 shots (13.3%) from long range. BU held an edge in rebounding, points in the paint and second chance points. Bethel outrebounded the Cobbers 39-30, had a decisive 30-10 advantage in points in the paint and claimed an 18-4 margin in second chance points.