2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Jenna Freudenberg turns the corner on her way to the basket in the Cobbers' 79-47 win over Augsburg. Freudenberg had a season-high 20 points and five assists in helpinf CC win their fourth straight game.

Cobbers Win Fourth Straight!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
1
2
Final

2-7/0-7 MIAC

26
20
46

6-3/5-1 MIAC

40
39
79

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


Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: Augsburg Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/05/09)-- Pivotal Stretch: Concordia outscored Augsburg 13-2 midway through the first half after the Auggies took their only lead of the game at 13-12. The Cobbers then scored on their next six possessions to grab a 26-14 lead with 7:13 to play in the opening period. Concordia would extend the lead to 14 points at the break and then bust the game wide open in the second half.

Unheralded Performance: Once again the Concordia guards carried the team to a conference win. The reserve guard tandem of Annamaria Matetich and Maggie Bauernfiend knocked down key shots in the first half and helped the CC offense come up with their most lopsided win of the season. Matetich went 3-for-5 from the floor, finished with eight points and hauled in a team-high six rebounds. Bauernfiend found her stroke from the floor, went 7-for-10 from the field and added 16 points.

Key Stats: Concordia had decisive advantages in two different statistical categories. The Cobbers outscored the Auggies 44-14 in points in the paint and held a 44-14 edge in bench points. CC was able to push the ball up the floor all game long and took advantage of their deep bench all game long. Augsburg was unable to keep up with Concordia as they could only rotate through the nine players they had in uniform.

Individually Concordia senior Jenna Freudenberg led all scorers with 20 points. The point total represents a season high for Freudenberg and it marks the second time in her career that she has posted at least 20 points in a game. Freudenberg was 9-for-15 from the floor and added five assists.

As a team the Cobbers shot 46.4% (32-for-69) from the floor but only 28.6% (6-for-21) from 3-point range and 56.3% (9-for-16) from the free throw. It is the second straight game that Concordia has failed to shoot better than 30.0% from behind the arc.

Augsburg was ice cold all night long as they shot 32.1% (17-for-53) from the floor, 28.6% (2-for-7) from behind the arc and 41.7% (10-for-24) from the free throw line. The Auggies were led by Lexi Thompson who was 4-for-7 from the floor and finished with 11 points. She was the only Auggie player with more than eight points in the game.

Noteworthy: Concordia has now won four consecutive games for the first time all season. The 33-point margin of victory represents the biggest win of the season for CC and most lopsided victory since the 2006-07 season when they beat Augsburg by 37 points. The 46 points allowed is the second fewest of the season for the Cobbers and fewest allowed in an MIAC game.

Spin Ahead: Concordia is at the start of a stretch where they will play five games in eight days. After tonight’s game with the Auggies, the Cobbers will play at Macalester on Wednesday and then stay on the road for games at St. Ben’s on Saturday at 3 p.m. and in Winona against St. Mary’s on Sunday at 1 p.m.