Jessica Heintz (#24) scored a career-high 20 points to lead Concordia to a key MIAC victory over conference rival Carleton.
Cobbers Come Up With Key Win!
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- Hannah Oken-Berg scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a school-record eight shots, but Carleton College's backcourt managed only seven points as the Knights fell to Concordia-Moorhead, 65-53.
Jessica Heintz scored 20 points, going 4-for-5 from three-point range, and Annie Keeley added 17 points for the Cobbers, who made nine first-half 3-pointers.
The Cobbers (6-3, 4-1 MIAC) canned six consecutive three-pointers during one stretch in the first half, turning a 12-3 deficit into a 22-14 lead. All nine of Concordia’s first-half field goals were from beyond the arc.
Megan Vig added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Knights (5-6, 3-3 MIAC), who lost for the fourth straight time. Carleton has failed to crack the 60-point barrier in each of the last four losses.
The Knights grabbed the early nine-point lead by connecting on five of their first eight shots, but they made only five of their next 16 in trailing, 30-23, at the half.
The Knights pulled with three with 8 minutes, 35 seconds left as Vig drilled a triple, Sarah Lincoln scored inside and Oken-Berg made two free throws and Annie Isler one, but the Cobbers used a 10-3 spurt over a five-minute stretch to seal the victory. Carleton struggled mightily during the string, going 1-for-9 from the floor in scoring only two field goals over the game’s final six minutes.
Rebounding was even at 31 each and both teams turned it over 15 times. The game basically hinged on shooting, and more precisely outside shooting as the Cobbers made 10-of-19 from three-point range and the Knights managed only 2-for-8 from beyond the arc. Carleton’s frontcourt accounted for 46 of the team’s 53 points.