2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia junior Jenna Freudenberg had a game-high 19 points in the Cobbers' 62-61 first-round playoff loss at Carleton on Monday. CC tied a season high with 22 offensive rebounds in the game. (Picture courtesy of Kim Hagemeyer)
Cobbers Fall In Final Seconds!


Gameday Scoreboard:


16-10/15-7 MIAC


17-9/15-7 MIAC


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

Gameday Menu:

This Year's Series History:

Concordiavs. Carleton Game 1 | Concordia vs. Carleton Game 2

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

Series History: Concordia/Carleton Series History

Opponent's Website: Carleton Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

Gameday Rewind:

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

Gameday Game Recap:

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (2/25/08)-- Concordia erased a 13-point second-half deficit and tied the game at 59-59 with under one minute to play, but then missed on a pair of scoring opportunities and had Carleton score the winning basket in the final seconds and fell 62-61 in the MIAC playoffs. The Cobbers finish their season with a 16-10 overall record. The Knights improve to 17-9 on the year and will advance to play St. Ben's in the MIAC semifinals on Wednesday.

Concordia never led in the game. The Cobbers went cold from the outside at the start. They were 1-for-9 from 3-point range in the first half. Carleton wasn't able to get on track offensively either in the first 20 minutes as the Cobber pressure defense forced them into 14 turnovers.

The big push of the opening half came in the final six minutes. With neither team being able to get on track on the offensive side of the ball, the Knights scored 12 of the final 16 points in the first period and grabbed a 34-24 lead at the break.

Carleton continued to a double-digit lead at the start of the second half. The turning point came at the 10:55 mark when Concordia went on a 14-2 run to cut a 13-point deficit at 49-36 into a one-point game at 51-50 with 7:09 left to go in the game.

The Cobbers were never able to take a lead in the final seven minutes of play as Carleton was able to score key baskets and then keep Concordia from overtaking them down the stretch. The game was tied for only the third time all night at 59-59 with 2:08 to play. Both teams then missed two opportunities to take a lead in the final two minutes before an Annie Isler wild layup gave the Knights the lead at 61-59 with :24 seconds to play. The Cobbers then missed a field goal attempt that would have tied the game with :11 second to play. On the resulting inbounds play, Carleton passed the ball the length of the court and was fouled on the play. The Knights made one of two free throws and CC had one last chance to tie the game with a 3-point basket with :08 to go. Jenna Freudenberg drove the ball all the way to the basket and put in the layup but the clock was already down to :01 second and Carleton was able to put the ball in play before CC could foul.

Freudenberg had a game-high 19 points for Concordia. She was able to drive off of the point and score points by being aggressive going to the basket. Melanie Hageman started but then scored 10 points by the end of the first half and finished her illustrious career by scoring 15 points and adding a game-high 13 rebounds to record her sixth double-double of the season. Of her 13 rebounds, seven came on the offensive side of the ledger. Freshman Erica Nord was the only other CC player to finish with more than five points. She went 4-for-8 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points. Only five other Cobber players scored in the game and the rest of the team combined to shoot 5-for-27 from the floor and 0-for-9 from behind the arc.

Carleton had two players in double figures and was hampered by turnovers for most of the game. Hannah Oken-Berg got into foul trouble early, sat for most of the first half but still finished with a team-high 19 points. She was 7-for-10 from the floor and 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Amber Connor scored 14 points and had three assists. Sarah Kunelius posted a team-high 10 rebounds.

Concordia shot 33.8% (23-for-68) from the field for the game and, thanks to some late-game long-range baskets by Nord, finished by shooting 22.7% (5-for-22) from behind the arc. The Cobbers went 10-for-16 (62.5%) from the free throw line.

Carleton connected on 47.9% (23-for-48) of their shots from the floor and 27.3% (3-for-11) from outside the arc. The Knights made their hay at the foul line as they shot 81.3% (13-for-16) for the game.

The Cobbers turned the ball over 17 times as opposed to the 22 for Carleton. CC used that advantage to hold a 26-17 edge in points off of turnovers. Both teams came away with 39 rebounds in the game, but Concordia was able to hold a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. The 22 offensive rebounds ties a season high for CC.