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2000-01 Concordia Women's Basketball Box Scores
 
Site  Date    Opponent                              Time 
 H     2/5  Gustavus                               5:30 Mon

| Last Year's Game 1 | Last Year's Game 2 |
 
Teams 
1st
2nd 
Final
Concordia College   40    36     76
Gustavus Adolphus Coll.   22     36     58

| Game Day Preview | Halftime Box Score | Final Box Score | Fargo Forum Article |
Trisha Steinborn (Fr., Jamestown, ND) takes the ball upcourt as Steph Losch (Sr., Hallock, MN) sets a screen. 

2/5 Concordia Powers By Gustavus 76-58.
Concordia used a strong first half to power by Gustavus 76-58. The Cobbers outscored the Gusties 40-22 in the opening 20 minutes, but played in spurts in the second half to earn their 16th win on the year and clinch a berth in the inaugural  MIAC playoff tournament. Concordia (14-3, 16-4) placed five players in double figures, and for the third straight game was led by Sara Spears (Sr., Spicer, MN) who finished with 15. Gustavus (87-8, 11-8) was paced by the inside duo of Kelly Etzel and Tricia Niebuhr. Etzel finished with a game-high 16 points, while Niebuhr finished with 10 points and a game-hig 12 rebounds.

Concordia came out in the first half, and took control of the tempo right away. After the teams traded baskets through the first four minutes, the Cobbers went on a 24-8 run over the next ten minutes, and went into the break with an 18 point lead. Spears and Kasey Bostow (So., Fargo, ND) pushed the Cobbers in the first half by scoring 19 points. Concordia shot 45 percent in the opening period as opposed to Gustavus' 34 percent.

Gustavus came out in the second half and cut quickly into the lead. They outscored Concordia 17-3 in the opening seven minutes of the half, and cut the lead to seven at 46-39. The run would be halted, and that was as close as they would get. The Cobbers used strong senior leadership to push the lead back to double digits and eventually wear the Gusties down. Senior Steph Losch (Hallock,, MN), playing bigger than her 5-9 frame, collected a team-high 10 rebounds and four steals. Fellow senior Sarah Jacobson (Fargo, ND) put in several key baskets in the second half and played well spelling Trisha Steinborn (Fr., Jamestown, ND) at the point.

With the victory, Concordia clinches a berth in the first-ever MIAC women's playoff tournament. Concordia goes on the road to finish their string of three clutch MIAC games when they face St. Thomas on Wednesday.

Final Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
Gustavus vs Concordia College
02/05/01 5:30 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: Gustavus 8-8, 11-8
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
10 Tricia Loo           *  0-3    0-2    2-2    0  1  1   3   2   3  3  0  0  24
12 Carey Willis         *  2-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   4   0  3  0  3  24
22 Laura Haugen         *  2-9    0-2    3-4    2  2  4   3   7   5  2  0  0  20
52 Kelly Etzel          *  7-11   0-0    2-4    2  4  6   4  16   0  2  2  2  28
54 Tricia Niebuhr       *  4-8    0-0    2-4    2 10 12   3  10   0  3  4  1  26
20 Kate Sandvig            0-3    0-1    0-0    1  3  4   0   0   4  3  0  1  16
24 Claire Mielke           0-3    0-1    2-2    2  0  2   2   2   0  3  0  2  14
30 Jessica Hogan           1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   2   1  1  0  1   7
32 Heidi Kaufmann          2-5    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   1   4   1  2  0  1  15
40 Jennifer Klohs          4-9    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   8   0  1  0  1  11
44 Kelly Van Norman        1-6    0-0    1-3    2  1  3   2   3   1  0  0  0  15
TEAM ........................................   0  1  1              2
TOTALS                    23-62   0-7   12-19  14 24 38  22  58  15 25  6 12 200

TOT-FG 1stH:  9-26 34.6%  2ndH: 14-36 38.9%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 37.1% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  0-3  00.0%  2ndH:  0-4  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 00.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  4-8  50.0%  2ndH:  8-11 72.7%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 63.2%   4, 5

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College 14-3, 16-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
20 Brandi Myers         *  5-11   1-3    2-4    0  3  3   2  13   6  6  0  4  29
21 Trisha Steinborn     *  2-5    2-4    0-2    1  0  1   4   6   1  3  0  0  27
24 Sarah Jacobson       *  5-10   0-0    2-3    1  2  3   3  12   2  0  0  2  27
42 Katrina Wilberts     *  4-9    0-0    3-4    1  3  4   5  11   1  2  1  2  17
44 Sara Spears          *  5-11   0-0    5-10   1  7  8   2  15   4  2  2  4  30
14 Greta Loen              0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   2
23 Debbie Slack            0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   0  1  0  1   3
32 Jamie Slagel            0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0  2   5
33 Steph Losch             2-3    0-0    2-3    5  5 10   0   6   4  3  0  4  29
35 Becky Fitch             0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   2
45 Jessica Miller          0-2    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   0   2   0  0  0  0   4
50 Kasey Bostow            5-9    0-0    1-2    4  4  8   2  11   0  2  0  1  24
54 Beth Drager             0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   0  0  0  0   1
TEAM ........................................   0  2  2              1
TOTALS                    28-63   3-7   17-30  14 28 42  18  76  18 21  3 20 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 15-33 45.5%  2ndH: 13-30 43.3%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 44.4% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  2-6  33.3%  2ndH:  1-1  100.%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.9%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  8-15 53.3%  2ndH:  9-15 60.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 56.7%   5

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Gustavus                      -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Gustavus                            22   36                          58
Concordia College                   40   36                          76

Halftime Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- F I R S T   H A L F      -- END OF PERIOD 1
Gustavus vs Concordia College
02/05/01 5:30 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: Gustavus
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
10 Tricia Loo           *  0-2    0-1    2-2    0  1  1   2   2   1  2  0  0  10
12 Carey Willis         *  1-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   2   0  1  0  1  13
22 Laura Haugen         *  1-3    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   2   2   1  1  0  0   8
52 Kelly Etzel          *  2-5    0-0    0-2    1  2  3   1   4   0  1  1  2  15
54 Tricia Niebuhr       *  2-4    0-0    1-2    2  4  6   1   5   0  2  2  0  11
20 Kate Sandvig            0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   2  2  0  0  10
24 Claire Mielke           0-1    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   1   0   0  3  0  0   6
30 Jessica Hogan           0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0   1  1  0  1   5
32 Heidi Kaufmann          1-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   2   0  2  0  1   8
40 Jennifer Klohs          2-4    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   4   0  0  0  0   6
44 Kelly Van Norman        0-2    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   1   1   0  0  0  0   8
TEAM ........................................   0  1  1              2
TOTALS                     9-26   0-3    4-8    7 10 17  11  22   5 17  3  5 100

TOT-FG 1stH:  9-26 34.6%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 34.6% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  0-3  00.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 00.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  4-8  50.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 50.0%   2, 5

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College
                         TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
20 Brandi Myers         *  2-6    1-3    1-2    0  1  1   0   6   2  0  0  2  14
21 Trisha Steinborn     *  1-3    1-3    0-2    0  0  0   2   3   1  1  0  0  17
24 Sarah Jacobson       *  1-2    0-0    0-1    0  0  0   2   2   0  0  0  1  12
42 Katrina Wilberts     *  2-7    0-0    2-3    1  3  4   2   6   1  1  1  2  13
44 Sara Spears          *  3-4    0-0    3-4    1  2  3   1   9   2  2  2  3  13
32 Jamie Slagel            0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  2   3
33 Steph Losch             1-2    0-0    0-1    2  2  4   0   2   4  2  0  4  14
45 Jessica Miller          0-2    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   0   2   0  0  0  0   3
50 Kasey Bostow            5-7    0-0    0-0    3  2  5   2  10   0  2  0  1  11
TEAM ........................................   0  2  2
TOTALS                    15-33   2-6    8-15   8 12 20   9  40  10  8  3 15 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 15-33 45.5%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 45.5% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  2-6  33.3%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 33.3%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  8-15 53.3%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 53.3%   2

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Gustavus                      -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Gustavus                            22                               22
Concordia College                   40                               40
 
 

Concordia vs. Gustavus Game Day Preview

The Headline: Concordia Looking to Rebound

The Teams:
Concordia (13-3 in the MIAC, 15-4 Overall)
The Cobbers are coming off their first loss in their last nine games. On Saturday they dropped an exciting  79-70 decision to Carleton. The game was played in runs with both teams reeling off multiple point strings.  Sara Spears, as she has for the last three games, led the Cobbers with 22 points and 12 rebounds. She has seven double-doubles on the year and is ninth on the all-time Concordia list for career rebounds and 15th in scoring. Brandi Myers continues to lead the MIAC in scoring with a 18.19 conference average  She was the MIAC Player of the Week last week. Concordia is in the middle of a three-game stretch that will determine their order of finish in the MIAC race. The stretch is Carleton-Gustavus-St. Thomas, three of the top five teams in the MIAC. Today's game could be a possible first round MIAC playoff match-up as well. If the season ended today the teams would face each other in the opening round, as the #4 team hosts the #5 team.

Gustavus (8-7 in the MIAC, 11-7 Overall)
Gustavus is playing out the title of a classic Clint Eastwood movie - "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". "The Good", after today they finish the MIAC season with five games against teams that are underneath them in the standings - they hold an 8-0 record against such teams. "The Bad", they have lost three of the last four games. "The Ugly", Gustavus is 0-7 against the teams that are ahead of them in the conference. The Gusties are led by a double threat. Tricia Niebuhr (Sr., Gibbon, MN) leads the team in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 rpg). Kelly  Etzel (So., Hamel, MN)  is close behind in scoring at 12.6 ppg and rebounding with 7.0 rpg. Niebuhr was the MIAC player of the week in November.

The Probable Starting Lineups:
Concordia:
No Name           Pos Yr  Ht   Hometown/HS
20 Brandi Myers     G Sr  5-9  Glyndon MN DGF
24 Sarah Jacobson   G Sr  5-10 Fargo ND Shanley
31 Mandy Berggren   G Jr  5-8  Cokato MN Dassel-Cokato
42 Katrina Wilberts F So  5-10 Breckenridge MN
44 Sara Spears      F Sr  5-10 Spicer MN NL-Spicer

Gustavus:
No Name             Yr Pos Ht   Hometown
10 Tricia Loo       SR   G 5-3  Blaine, MN
12 Carey Willis     JR   G 5-8  Plymouth, MN
14 Marnie Stenson   SO   G 5-5  Prior Lake, MN
52 Kelly Etzel      SO   P 6-2  Hamel, MN
54 Tricia Niebuhr   SR   P 6-4  Gibbon, MN

The Key Statistic: Rebounding
The two teams are second and third in the MIAC in rebounding.  Gustavus is second with a 42.79 rpg average, while Concordia is third, averaging 41.60. In their first meeting on Januray 8th, the Cobbers outrebounded the Gusties 50-42. It was the second most rebounds in a game for the Cobbers all season, and the second most given up by the Gusties this year.  Gustavus' Kelly Etzel pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds but their leading rebounder, Tricia Niebuhr, was held to just five rebounds. Sara Spears led the Cobbers with 10 rebounds.

The Key Match-Up: Sara Spears - CC vs. Kelly Etzel - GAC
Sara Spears is arguably the hottest player in the MIAC right now. In the last three games she has averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds. She has three straight double-doubles, and currently ranks in the top five in the MIAC in rebounding. Kelly Etzel leads Gustavus in scoring and rebounding in conference games. She is in the seventh in the league in scoring and fourth in the league in rebounding. Against the Cobbers in the first game Etzel grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and led the Gusties in scoring with 12.

The History: Concordia Leads the Series 36-6.
The series has been closer in the past three years than the overall record shows. In the past five meetings between the two teams, Gustavus holds the edge with a 3-2 record. Before the 1998-99 season the Cobbers had won nine straight times. The first time the schools met was in 1974, Concordia won 76-39.
 

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