2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Annamaria Matetich drives to the basket for two of her game-high 14 points in the Cobbers' 67-58 win over Bethel on Saturday. The win was CC head coach Jessica Rahman's 100th career victory.

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Gameday Scoreboard:

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3-5/2-3 MIAC

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5-3/4-1 MIAC

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


Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: Bethel Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/13/08)-- Pivotal Stretch: Concordia turned a four-point lead with 1:08 left to play in the first half into a 12-point margin in the first 3:23 of the second period to pull away from Bethel and coast to the 67-58 win. The 9-1 run in the 4:31 around the halftime break gave the Cobbers a comfortable margin which they held throughout most of the second half. From that point forward, the Royals never got to within five points of CC.

Unheralded Performance: Concordia junior Sara Sorbo gave the Bethel perimeter defense fits all game long. She was able to penetrate off the dribble and pushed the ball up the floor on the fast break to keep the Royal defense off balance. She finished the game with 12 points and a game-high six assists. The six assists is a season-high for Sorbo. She also came away with three steals in the game and was 5-for-10 from the floor.

Key Stats: Cobber senior Jenna Freudenberg was five assists away from a triple-double. She finished the game with 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. The 10 rebounds represents a career high for Freudenberg.

As a team, Concordia's defense was able to force 25 turnovers in the game. The Cobbers had 16 steals in the game which is one shy of their season high. CC was ice cold from behind the 3-point line. They were only able to connect on 12.5% (2-for-16) of their long-range attempts. The 12.5% is a season low and the first time in the past seven games they have shot less than 33.3% from 3-point range. Concordia shot 48.3% (28-for-58) from the floor and outscored the Royals 25-12 in points off of turnovers.

Besides Freudenberg and Sorbo, the Cobbers had two other players in double figures. Annamaria Matetich came away with a game-high 14 points and Lindsey Schultz added 12 points. Matetich was 7-for-9 from the floor and has now scored at least eight points in four of the last five games.

Bethel was led by Kristen Walters who had 14 points. Autumn Beasley chipped in 13 points and Taylor Sheley finished with 12 points. The Royals preseason All-American Annagret Nautsch was held to only eight points and seven rebounds in the game.

Noteworthy: Cobber head coach Jessica Rahman returned to the bench for the first time since having surgery in the middle of November. Rahman watched as the team helped her earn her 100th career victory. She was 95-38 entering the season and has now upped her overall collegiate record to 100-41 in her first five-plus seasons.

Spin Ahead: Concordia jumps into the deep end of the pool to start the New Year. After today the Cobbers will host Augsburg on Monday and then travel to Macalester on Wednesday before finishing off their first week of January by playing at St. Ben’s next Saturday. The four-games-in-seven-days stretch is just the start to an always busy January and February.