2008-09 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Concordia will play in their third MIAC championship game in program history. The Cobbers are 1-1 in the previous two title tilts and won the 2005-06 league tournament championship.

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
1
2
Final

19-8/17-5 MIAC

21
27
48

24-3/20-2 MIAC

20
37
57

Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Ben's Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Menu:

Earlier This Year: CC 53 at CSB 77 | CSB 92 at CC 79

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

MIAC Playoff Website: MIAC Championship Website

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

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


Gameday Rewind:

Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Ben's Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Recap:

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (2/28/09)-- On Friday night the Cobbers scored the final seven points against St. Thomas and pulled away for a win in the MIAC semifinals. On Saturday Concordia had the tables reversed as they conceded the final eight points of the game against St. Ben's and lost 57-48 in the conference championship game. Concordia will now play the waiting game as they will have to wait until Monday morning at 10 a.m. (cst) to see if they earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Concordia (19-8) fell behind by nine points with 6:33 to play in the second half and it looked as if the Blazers would coast in for the victory. However, a pair of Jenna Green 3-point baskets cut into the lead and then a pair of free throws from Jenna Freudenberg with 1:10 to play cut the lead down to one at 49-48. Unfortunately that would be the final point of the game for Concordia as they went 0-for-4 from 3-point range in the final 70 seconds and watched the Blazers connect on six straight free throws to put the game away.

Neither team could connect on shots from outside the arc. The Cobbers shot 28.6% (6-for-21) from behind the arc and CSB connected on only 10.0% (1-for-10) of their attempts from 3-point range. It marked the second straight game that CC has shot under 30.0% from 3-point range and only the fifth time all season they have failed to reach the 30.0% mark. Concordia had more attempts from long range in the game because of the tall and tough Blazer interior defense.

Despite having a serious height disadvantage in the game, Concordia was able to outrebound the Blazers 31-23. CC also had a 10-5 margin in offensive rebounds. The Cobbers turned that advantage into a 14-2 edge in second chance points.

Green was the only Concordia player with more than 10 points in the game. With her two late 3-point field goals she finished with 11 points and was 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Freudenberg and Sara Sorbo had 10 points each. Freudenberg picked up an eye injury in the first half and returned to the game later in the period but finished by playing only 26 minutes in the game - well below her 31.7 minutes per game average.

Lindsey Schultz had a team-high seven rebounds.

St. Ben's (24-3) had only two players with more than nine points. Amy Stifter had a game-high 13 points and Danielle Frank added 12 points and 13 rebounds. Stifter hit the biggest basket of the night for the Blazers. After the Cobbers had cut the lead to one point with just over 1:00 to play Stifter hit a running jumper as time was about to expire on the shot clock to push the margin to three points and force CC into trying to hit shots from behind the arc. Frank added her ninth double-double of the year.

The Cobbers will now play the waiting game. CC will find out if they will earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament on Monday, Mar. 2 at 10 a.m. (cst). Fans can go to the NCAA site to watch the live selection show at 10 a.m.