Melanie Hageman had 14 points and Sarah Krabbenhoft added 13 to help Concordia down Gustavus.
St. Peter Success!
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ST. PETER, Minn. -- Concordia survived another second-half rally as they survived a pair of last second shots to beat Gustavus 54-52. The Cobbers led by as many as 11 points in the final 20 minutes and unlocked a tie in the final two minutes by scoring the final four points of the game.
The win is the first conference victory of the year for Concordia. They are now 1-1 in league play and 3-2 overall. Gustavus falls for the first time in the MIAC. Like the Cobbers, the Gusties are now 1-1 in the conference and 3-2 overall.
Concordia was led by sophomore post player Melanie Hageman. She had team highs in points (14) and rebounds (5). Sarah Krabbenhoft had a break out game for the Cobbers. Krabbenhoft, who had 33 points in all of her freshman season, had a career-high 13 points and was 6-of-7 from the field.
Freshman guard Jenna Freudenberg was the third member of the Cobbers in double digits. She finished with 11 points.
Concordia was plagued by turnovers throughout the game. The Cobbers had 13 miscues in the second half alone and finished the game with a total of 20.
Bri Monahan led the Gusties, and all players, in scoring and rebounding. She finished with 22 points and nine rebounds. Monahan was the catalyst behind the Gustavus comeback in the second half. She had 11 points in the final 20 minutes and hauled in four rebounds. Jess Vadnais was the only other Gustavus player with more than seven points. She had 12 points and six rebounds.
Gustavus' downfall was their inability to hit from the floor. The Gusties shot only 27.6% (8-for-29) in the second half and finished the game by shooting 34.5% (19-of-55).
Concordia will host their first home game of the 2005-06 season when they play St. Mary's on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:45pm.