2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Erica Nord looks to make a pass to a teammate in the Cobbers' 71-58 win over Gustavus. Nord scored the first 10 points of the game and finished with 16 points. She was 4-for-6 from 3-point range.

Too Much, Too Soon, Too Often!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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Final

10-6/8-5 MIAC

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29
58

12-4/11-2 MIAC

35
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71

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


Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: Gustavus Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

MIAC Standings/Statistics: MIAC Women's Basketball Standings & Stats


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/24/09)-- For all practical purposes Concordia won their game against Gustavus in the first four minutes of play. The Cobbers sprinted to a 14-4 lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 71-58 victory over the Gusties in Moorhead on Saturday. The win is the fifth straight for CC and allows them to stay tied atop the MIAC standings at 11-2. Concordia is now 12-4 overall. The win also keeps the Cobbers two games in front of third-place Hamline as they battle for one of the top two spots in the league and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

If the game was determined in the first four minutes, then the hero of the game was sophomore guard Erica Nord. Nord scored the first 10 points of the game for Concordia and assisted on the other four points as the Cobbers grabbed the 14-4 lead.

Concordia never let Gustavus get to within four points from that point forward. The Gusties had a brief flash of momentum heading into the break. Trailing by 11 at 35-24 with 1:12 left in the opening period, GAC scored the final five points in the half - including a 3-point field goal at the buzzer by Molly Geske - to cut the lead to 35-29 at halftime.

The Cobbers made sure there would be no carry over into the second half as they scored eight of the first 10 points in the period and retook a 12-point lead at 43-31. CC would open up their biggest lead of the game at 69-52 with 2:33 to play before the Gusties were able to cut the final margin to 13 at 71-58.

Nord finished the game with 16 points and was 4-for-6 from behind the arc. Cobber freshman Jenna Green led all players with 19 points. She was 9-for-10 from the floor and she posted her fourth straight double-digit point total. Jenna Freudenberg added 14 points and had a career-high 10 assists. Lindsey Schultz and Sara Sorbo had seven rebounds each. Sorbo also had six points and four steals.

Geske led the Gusties with 14 points. Brianna Radtke chipped in 12 points. Julia Schultz had a team-high seven rebounds.

Concordia shot 49.2% (30-for-61) from the floor and 45.0% (9-for-20) from behind the arc. The Cobbers only shot two free throws in the game and connected on both chances. The two free throw attempts is the fewest of the season and fewest in the past 10 years. Gustavus (10-6/8-5 MIAC) shot 44.0% (22-for-50) from the floor and 30.0% (3-for-10) from 3-point range. The Cobbers outrebounded GAC 32-27.

Concordia will begin a five-game road trip on Wednesday when they play at Carleton on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 5:45 p.m.