2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia junior Sara Sorbo goes up and under for two of her season-high 16 points in the Cobbers' 68-51 loss against MSU Moorhead on Tuesday.

Halftime Stretch Sinks Cobbers

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
1
2
Final

4-0

33
35
68

1-2

23
28
51

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Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: MSU Moorhead Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/25/08)-- Concordia's cross-town rivalry game with MSU Moorhead came down to an eight-minute stretch centered around the halftime break. The Cobbers trailed by only three points with four minutes to play in the first half, by the time the clock ticked off the first four minutes of the second period, CC was down by 24. The 27-6 run by the Dragons enabled MSU to pull away for a 68-51 win at Concordia on Tuesday.

The Cobbers (1-2) outscored MSU Moorhead (4-0) 45-41 for the other 32 minutes in the game. Concordia was able to use their smaller, quicker lineup to post match-up problems for the Dragons. CC's intensity also helped the Cobber remain close throughout most of the first half. Playing in their first game since head coach Jessica Rahman had surgery to remove a benign tumor, Concordia continued to play their tough pressure defense and led two points with six minutes gone in the first period.

Senior Jenna Freudenberg once again led the team in scoring. She had a season-high 17 points and has now led the team in scoring in all three games this season. Sara Sorbo added 16 points as the two combined for 33 of the 51 total points. No other player had more than seven points in the game. Freudenberg also had a team-high five rebounds.

The Dragons also had two players in double figures and had 10 players score at least 10 points. Center Meghan Rettke was 7-for-8 from the floor and had a game-high 18 points. Forward Alison Nash-Gerlach had a perfect shooting night. She went 6-for-6 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. Rettke also collected 11 rebounds to record her second consecutive double-double.

Besides the game-changing run around the intermission, MSU Moorhead also received decisive play from their interior players. The  6-3 Rettke and 6-1 Nash were a combined 13-for-14 from the floor and grabbed 15 rebounds. They helped MSU hold a 34-20 edge in rebounds and a 30-14 margin in points in the paint.

For the game Concordia shot 32.7% (18-for-55) from the floor and 37.5% (6-for-16) from 3-point range. The Cobbers struggled from the free throw line. They entered the game shooting 78.3% from the foul stripe but managed to hit on just nine of their 18 (50.0%) free throw attempts against the Dragons.

Concordia will have an eight-day break for the Thanksgiving holiday before opening conference play on Dec. 3 at St. Thomas at 5:45 p.m.