Junior Maggie Bauernfeind had 24 points in the Cobber's 69-67 thrilling loss to nationally ranked UW-Stevens Point on Saturday.
So Close, Yet So Encouraging!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: November 21, 2009

1st Half
2nd Half

Box Score

Pointer Tip-Off Tournament Awards

Most Outstanding Player: Andrea Flease (UWSP)
Chairman of the Boards: Erica Nord (Concordia)

All-Tournament Team
Britta Petersen (UWSP)
Cassie Bandow (UWSP)
Maggie Bauernfeind (Concordia)
Kristen Haukom (CSS)
Brittany Curry (Rockford)

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Opponent's Website: UW-Stevens Point

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (11/21/09)-- If there was ever a moral victory in a loss then Concordia surely earned one on Saturday against UW-Stevens Point in the championship of the Pointer Tip-Off Tournament. The Cobbers went back-and-forth with nationally ranked Stevens Point, who was selected as the team to win the WIAC in the preseason poll, and had a chance to win the game at the buzzer but a long-range 3-point attempt was off the mark.

In the end the Cobbers fell 69-67 but came away with the knowledge that this year's team has the ability to make another run at the top of the MIAC and a chance to earn their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Concordia junior guard Maggie Bauernfeind had another monster game. A day after leading the Cobbers to a 90-51 win with 21 points, Bauernfeind had 24 points and was named to the All-Tournament Team. For the weekend she averaged 22.5 points, shot 55.2% (16-for-29) from the floor and 46.7% (7-for-15) from 3-point range. She also average 6.5 rebounds in the two games.

Erica Nord stepped up her play as well in the opening two games. Against the Pointers she had six rebounds and averaged 9.5 rebounds in the team's opening two games. For her efforts she was the recipient of the tournament's Chairman of the Boards award.

In the championship game against Stevens Point, Concordia led for almost the entire game. The Cobbers built a six-point lead in the first half only to have the Pointers come back and take a 35-34 lead at the break. The second half was more of the same as CC held the lead all the way until the final two minutes of play. In the decisive final minutes, Stevens Point went 3-for-3 from the floor while the Cobbers missed a pair of layups and went 1-for-6 from the field. Baernfeind tied the game at 67-67 with a 3-point basket with :18 seconds to play before the Pointer hit the game-winner with only eight ticks left on the clock. Bauernfeind's long range shot at the end of regulation went astray and CC had to settle for the two-point loss.

Besides Bauernfeind and Nord, sophomore post player Ali Demmer had nine points and Anna Matetich and Brittany Jossart each posted a season-high eight points.

As a team the Cobbers shot 37.9% (22-for-58) from the field and 41.7% (10-for-24) from 3-point range. Stevens Point was 27-for-64 (42.2%) from the field and 8-for-14 (57.1%) from behind the arc. Both teams had 37 rebounds and the Cobbers had 17 turnovers as compared to 14 for the Pointers. Stevens Point used their height advantage to come away with a 28-18 edge in points in the paint and a 21-12 margin in second chance points.

Concordia will play cross-town rival MSU Moorhead on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. in their last non-conference game of the season.