Melanie Hageman scored a game-high 25 points in Concordia's 67-53 win at St. Kate's.
Cobbers Run MIAC Streak To 5!
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Concordia used a 10-3 run at the start of the second half to turn a 3-point halftime lead into a comfortable 10-point margin on their way to beating St. Kate's 67-53 in St. Paul.
The Cobbers have now won five straight conference games and are alone in second place in the MIAC with a 5-1 record. Concordia is now 7-3 overall and has won five of its past six games.
The Wildcats see their one-game win streak come to an end and fall to 3-4 in league play and 5-7 overall.
Concordia senior post player Melanie Hageman had another huge game for the Cobbers. Hageman finished with a game-high 25 points and hauled down 11 rebounds. It is her second double-double of the season and second in the past four games. She missed only one shot in the game. She went 9-of-10 from the floor and 7- of-7 from the free throw line. Her 25 points is a season high and her second highest point production of her career.
Hageman was one of only two Concordia players to score in double figures. Freshman Jenna Freudenberg added 11 points. It is the third time this season that she has scored 11 points in a game. Sarah Krabbenhoft chipped in a career-high 10 rebounds for the Cobbers.
St. Kate's was led by Rachel Berglund who knocked down 17 points.
The game was decided in the second half as the Concordia defense limited the Wildcats to a miniscule 19.4% (7-of-36) shooting from the field. St. Kate's finished the game by shooting 27.7% (18-of-65).
On the other end of the court, Concordia shot 50% (12-of-24) from the floor in the pivotal second half and 44.4% (24-of-54). The Cobbers also held an advantage in rebounding. Concordia outrebounded the Wildcats 46-38.
The Cobbers will return home to host Augsburg on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 5:45pm. The game can be heard live via the internet at: http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/broadcast.php