2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia senior Jenna Freudenberg brings the ball up the court in her final regular-season home game on Saturday in the Cobbers' 78-57 win over St. Olaf. Freudenberg had a team-high 23 points in the game.

Super Senior Sendoff!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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Final

4-21/2-20 MIAC

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26
57

18-7/17-5 MIAC

41
37
78

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


Gameday Menu:

Opponent's Website: St. Olaf Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

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


Gameday Rewind:

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


Gameday Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/21/09)-- Jenna Freudenberg, Concordia's lone senior, celebrated Senior Day by scoring a team-high 23 points and helping the Cobbers close out the regular season with a 78-57 win over St. Olaf in Moorhead. Freudenberg was 8-for-11 (72.7%) from the floor and added nine assists and five rebounds in helping CC win their 18th game of the year. Concordia is now 18-7 overall and finishes 17-5 in league play. The Cobbers will be the No.2 seed in the upcoming conference playoffs and host a semifinal game on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Freudenberg's hot hand helped the Cobbers shoot 50.9% (27-for-53) from the floor in the game. Concordia was even hotter from behind the arc as they sank 10 of their 19 (52.6%) shots from 3-point range. It was CC's ability to knock down the outside shot at the start of the game that kept Concordia close when the Oles were making a run in the opening half of play.

St. Olaf (4-21/2-20 MIAC) went out to a 21-16 lead with 8:48 to play in the first period but then the game changed in the next two minutes as Concordia went on an 11-0 run to grab a six-point lead at 27-21. From that point forward, the Cobber would never trail as they built a 10-point lead at halftime and then held that double-digit lead throughout the entire second half.

 

Besides Freudenberg's 23 points, Concordia had two other players in double figures. Maggie Bauernfeind was 3-for-5 from behind the arc and finished with 17 points. Annamaria Matetich was a perfect 2-for-2 from 3-point range and added 10 points.

St. Olaf senior Elyse Erickson finished off her career by scoring a game-high 28 points. She also had a game-high eight rebounds. No other Ole player had more than seven points in the game.

The game was played at a frantic pace at times as witnessed by the 39 combined turnovers. St. Olaf had 22 miscues as compared to 17 for Concordia. The Cobbers turned that turnover margin into a 27-14 edge in points off of turnovers. The CC bench also outscored their Ole counterparts 29-9 in the game.

Concordia will now turn their attention to the playoffs. The Cobbers will sit and wait to find out their opponent in the MIAC semifinals on Tuesday when the quarterfinal round is completed. CC will host the highest remaining seed on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. while the lowest remaining seed will play at No.1-seed St. Ben's.