2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Despite being surrounded for most of the game by the St. Ben's defense, Concordia senior guard Jenna Freudemberg scored a career-high 34 points in the Cobbers' 92-79 to the Blazers on Saturday.

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Gameday Scoreboard:

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18-3/16-2 MIAC

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92

15-6/14-4 MIAC

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79

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Gameday Game Recap:

(recap courtesy of Eric Peterson - Fargo Forum)


MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/07/09)--
Jenna Freudenberg had a career performance Saturday at Memorial Auditorium, but it wasn’t enough to vault Concordia into first place in the conference.

Freudenberg netted a career-best 34 points in Concordia’s 92-79 loss against St. Benedict in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball before an announced crowd of 462 fans.

The Blazers (18-3, 16-2 MIAC) hold a two-game lead over the Cobbers (15-6, 14-4) for first place in the MIAC. Concordia, which has already clinched a MIAC playoff berth, could have forced a tie for the conference lead with the victory.

“We wanted it pretty bad, but I think we’re going to be able to keep it in perspective,” Freudenberg said. “More than likely we are going to get another chance at them if we are playing well at the end of the year.”

Freudenberg hit 10 of 16 shots from the field and made 11 of 13 free throws. Her 34 points tied the school’s second most in a single game.

Freudenberg tied two other players, including Cobbers head coach Jessica (Beachy) Rahman, who scored 34 points in a game in 1985.

JoDee Bock holds the record, scoring 37 points in a game in 1983.

Coincidentally, Bock was the official scorer for Saturday’s game.

“She is the epitome of what it is to be a senior leader on the team,” Rahman said of Freudenberg, who now has 996 career points. “To play like that in a big game like this, it shows you what kind of character she has and the type of competitor she is.”

Concordia built a 63-56 lead with 10 minutes, 40 seconds to play after Sara Sorbo sank a 3-pointer from the left wing. The Cobbers went scoreless for the next 5½ minutes.

“We missed some open looks and we missed some free throws,” Rahman said. “Those are the type of shots that you have to put in.”

St. Ben’s scored the next 14 points to surge into the lead for good. Sophomore guard Amy Stifter scored the final seven points in that key stretch. She capped the run with a layup that staked the Blazers to a 70-63 lead with 5:25 remaining. Stifter finished with a team-high 20 points.

“For a lot of us, we just came up here last year and got killed,” said Stifter, referring to the Blazers’ 49-34 loss at Memorial Auditorium a season ago. “We definitely didn’t want that to happen again. They do a good job of protecting their home court.”

Freudenberg cut the St. Ben’s lead to 74-69 with 3:05 to play, scoring on a drive down the middle of the lane.

Stifter answered with a 3-pointer 20 seconds later. That sparked a 7-0 run to push the lead back to double digits.

“They were hitting shots down the stretch,” Freudenberg said. “I don’t thing we were playing poorly.”