2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Junior guard Jenna Freudenberg tries to penetrate off the dribble in the first half of the Cobbers' 69-63 loss to St. Thomas on Wednesday. Freudenberg went 7-for-7 from the free throw line and had 16 points.
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Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Thomas Box Score - Now Online!

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

Series History: Concordia/St. Thomas Series History

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

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

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Gameday Program:

Complete Gameday Program vs. St. Thomas (pdf)

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Picture Gallery: Concordia vs. St. Thomas Picture Gallery - Now Online!

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

Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/20/08)-- In a game that could have just as easily been played next week in the MIAC first round or semifinals, Concordia was outscored 8-2 in the final two minutes of play after the game was tied at 61-61 and lost 69-63 to St. Thomas on Wednesday in Moorhead. The loss keeps the Cobbers tied for fourth place in the MIAC standings. CC is now 15-9 overall and 14-7 in the conference and tied with Carleton who lost at St. Olaf on Wednesday. The Tommies remain in the hunt for the MIAC regular-season title. UST is now 17-4 in league play and one game behind league-leading St. Ben's. St. Thomas is now 18-6 overall.

The game went back-and-forth throughout the entire contest. The two differences for the 40 minutes came in the final two minutes of play and from 3-point shooting percentage. St. Thomas went 2-for-3 from the floor and made four straight free throws in final two minutes of play to outscore Concordia by six to claim the victory. During that same stretch, the Cobbers went 1-for-4 from the floor and had a turnover. From behind the arc, CC hit only three shots from behind the arc and shot 17.6% (3-for-17) from 3-point range. The Tommies connected on six shots from outside the arc and shot 37.5% (6-for-16) from 3-point range. The three-shot difference from long range proved to be the downfall of the Cobbers, especially in the second half as they went 1-for-10 from 3-point range in the final 20 minutes of play.

Melanie Hageman and Jenna Freudenberg were the only Concordia players with more than eight points in the game. The two scored most of their points inside the paint. Hageman had a team-high 18 points to go with 11 rebounds, while Freudenberg finished with 16 points and was 7-for-7 from the free throw line. For Hageman it was her fifth double-double of the year and second in the last three games.

The rest of the Cobber guard crew combined to go 2-for-16 from 3-point range and score 22 points among seven players. Ashley King came off the bench to score six points and Lindsey Schultz had six rebounds.

St. Thomas had three players in double figures in scoring and was led by Jessica Katch. Katch, this week's MIAC Player of the Week, finished with 21 points and shot 58.3% from the floor. It is the second straight game Katch has scored at least 20 points and sixth overall this season. Chelsea Wirtz chipped in 17 points and Carrie Embree had 12. Embree also had 10 rebounds to record her seventh double-double of the year.

The Cobbers will finish off the regular season when they host St. Mary's on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. If CC wins and Carleton loses to Gustavus, then Concordia will claim the No.4 seed in the conference playoffs and host a first-round game on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. If Carleton posts a win over the Gusties, or if the Cobbers lose to the Cardinals, then CC will drop to the No.5 seed and be on the road for the first round on Monday.