2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Melanie Hageman eyes the basket before one of her six free throws in the Cobbers' 65-40 win over St. Mary's on Saturday. Hageman was a perfect 6-for-6 from the line and finished with 10 points on the annual Senior Recognition day. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hagemeyer)
Cobbers Play Good News-Bad News Game!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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2
Final

4-21/3-19 MIAC

21
19
40

16-9/15-7 MIAC

31
34
65

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


Gameday Menu:

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

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

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

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Preview:

Gameday Program:

Complete Gameday Program vs. St. Mary's (pdf)


Gameday Rewind:

Picture Gallery: Concordia vs. St. Mary's Picture Gallery - Now Online!

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


Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/23/08)-- Concordia played the old good news-bad news game on Saturday. The good news is that the Cobbers used their pressure defense and just enough offense to beat St. Mary's 65-40 in the regular-season finale for both teams. The bad news is that CC will now have to hit the road for the conference tournament as they will play at Carleton on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the MIAC playoffs. The Knights earned the No.4 seed in the tournament by virtue of their win at Gustavus on Saturday.

Concordia led for the final 36:30 of the game after St. Mary's had tied the game twice in the first three minutes of play. The Cobbers used a 7-0 run after the first five minutes of play to take an 11-4 lead and then broke the game open with a 10-0 at the 5:00 mark of the first half to grab a commanding 31-15 margin.

The second half was more of the same as the Cobbers forced the Cardinals into 24 turnovers in the game and came away with season-high 17 steals. CC led by as many as 27 in the final minutes of play before the final buzzer put a cap on a 25-point victory for the Cobbers.

Melanie Hageman, who was honored before the game during the annual Senior Recognition ceremony, had another double-digit scoring afternoon. She finished with 10 points and has now scored at least 10 points in 84 of the 104 games she has played over her four-year career. Junior guard Jenna Freudenberg led all Cobber scorers with 12 points. She went 4-for-8 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. She also had three assists. Ashley King had one of her best games of the year. She came off the bench to score seven points but posted a team-high eight rebounds. The eight rebounds tied a career high for King. Sara Sorbo had a big all-around afternoon for CC. She had a season-high seven steals.

St. Mary's was led by  a pair of players who finished with 13 points each. Stephanie Ayers and Jessica Weisbrod both put up 13 points. Weisbrod also hauled in a game-high nine rebounds and added four assists.

Concordia used their high-intensity defense to outscore the Cardinals 27-13 in points off of turnovers. CC shot 47.1% (24-for-51) from the field as opposed to only 35.3% (18-for-51) for SMU. Neither team could make a shot from behind the arc. St. Mary's did not connect on a 3-point basket the entire game and went 0-for-14 from long range. It was the first time all season the Cardinals did not make a 3-point basket. The ice-cold outside shooting led to only 40 total points which is also a season low for SMU.

The Cobbers will now head into the postseason. CC will be making its sixth straight appearance in the MIAC playoffs when they play at Carleton on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen and heard live via the Carleton athletics website.