2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Maggie Bauernfiend goes in for a layup in the Cobbers' 77-73 win over Hamline. She was intenionally fouled on the play. She had a career-high 18 points for Concordia.

Second Half Survival!


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4-3/2-3 MIAC


4-3/3-1 MIAC


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Opponent's Website: Hamline Women's Basketball

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Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/13/08)-- Pivotal Plays: With the score tied at 61-59 with 7:53 to play Cobber senior guard Jenna Freudenberg drove into the lane from the top of the key and hit a running jumper to give the Cobbers a two-point lead at 61-59. After a a pair of free throws by Hamline that tied the game, CC freshman Jenna Green connected on a jumper and then hit two free throws on the next possession to give Concordia a four-point lead with 5:50 to play - a lead they would never relinquish. That sequence of plays helped the Cobbers stop a frantic Piper rally and give CC the confidence to hold on for the 77-73 win.

Unheralded Performance: Freudenberg proved her senior leadership qualities by continually stepping up in key situations and coming up with crucial baskets, passes or rebounds. She finished the game with 15 points, five assists and three rebounds.

Key Stats: Concordia shot 56.3% (18-for-32) from the floor and 58.3% (7-for-12) from 3-point range in the first half. In the first nine minutes of the second half the Cobbers made only one field goal and went 1-for-18 from the floor. During that nine-minute stretch, Hamline outscored CC 18-5 and completely erased Concordia's 50-37 halftime lead.

Once again the Cobber bench came through in a big way. Concordia's reserves held a 38-15 advantage over the Pipers. In the past three games CC's bench has outscored their foes by a 103-38 combined margin.

Concordia's pressure defense also forced the Pipers into 26 turnovers in the game. The Cobbers used that advantage to hold a 28-13 edge in points off of turnovers. CC also came away with 12 steals in the game and has now posted double-digit steal totals in the past four games.

Cobber sophomore guard Maggie Freudenberg continued her hot hand. She scored 15 points in the first half alone and finished with a career-high 18 points. She has now scored 33 points in the past two games and upped her season scoring average to 10.6 points per game. Besides Bauernfiend and Freudenberg, Lindsey Schultz also finished with a double-digit scoring total. Schultz had 10 points and also added a game-high four steals.

Hamline outrebounded Concordia 36-23 and was led by Mary Wilkowski who grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and scored a team-high 16 points. She was one of five Piper players in double figures for the game. Jessica Heinen and Kristen Sczublewski keyed the Hamline comeback in the second half. Heinen had eight points in the final 20 minutes and finished with 12 points while Sczublewskihad six points in the final half and had 10 for the game. The Pipers did the majority of their scoring around the basket. They had a 26-16 advantage in points in the paint.

Noteworthy: The Cobbers won their second straight game and finished the 2008 portion of their schedule with a   3-1 mark in the MIAC. It marks the third time in the past four seasons that Concordia has entered the holiday break with a 3-1 record in conference play.

The win over the Pipers is the fourth straight for Concordia. It is also the 10th time in the past 11 games that the Cobbers have beaten Hamline. CC is now 51-3 against the Pipers in the all-time series.

Spin Ahead: Concordia will not have another game before they jump back into MIAC action after the holiday break. The Cobbers will host Bethel on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. That means CC will have a three-week break before they head back into action. Following their game against the Royals, the Cobbers will host Augsburg on Monday, Jan. 5 at 5:45 p.m.