|Lindsey Schultz goes for a rebound during the Cobbers 74-47 win over Carleton on Monday. Schultz finished with 13 pts. and 5 reb.|
Total Team Effort!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 7, 2009
Gameday Program: Gameday Program (pdf)
Opponent's Website: Carleton Women's Basketball
MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball
Recap courtesy of Eric Peterson - Fargo Forum
MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/07/09)-- Jessica Rahman wants to have a sense of surprise when she looks at the statistics sheet, a feeling she experienced Monday at Memorial Auditorium.
“I’m not going to have a clue who was the one that led us in scoring and rebounding because everybody contributed,” the Concordia head coach said. “For me, that is the most satisfying part of the game is that everybody contributed and played their part.”
Three different Cobbers scored in double digits to spark Concordia to a 74-47 victory against Carleton in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball.
The game was the home opener for the Cobbers, who improved to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the MIAC.
“We just played together,” said Cobbers junior Maggie Bauernfeind, who had 13 points, five assists and two rebounds. “I think we meshed well.”
The Cobbers started five guards Monday for the first time this season. Concordia’s tallest starter against Carleton was listed at 5-foot-9.
“It’s kind of about different combinations that are working together on the floor, and that’s the combination that seems to be working,” Rahman said. “So we decided to give it a shot and see what happens.”
Concordia pulled away early in the second half with a string of nine consecutive points. Junior guard Lindsey Schultz scored four points during that key stretch. Her transition layup with 17 minutes, 3 seconds to play in the second half gave the Cobbers a 41-28 lead.
Concordia never had its lead dip into single digits after that surge.
“Everyone is working together,” Rahman said. “That is the key for us right now.”
The Cobbers held a 39-31 edge in rebounds, even though the Knights had three players listed at 5-11 or taller in their starting lineup.
“We’re going to be short not matter what,” Bauernfeind said. “I think it’s a good combination for us. … Rebounding is always one of our main focuses. We really strive on trying to out-rebound the other team.”
Concordia was even balanced on the glass with six different players grabbing at least three rebounds. Schultz and Sara Sorbo led the Cobbers with five boards apiece.
“It’s all about getting position and having heart and chasing the ball down and that’s what those kids do,” Rahman said.