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2000-01 Concordia Women's Basketball Box Scores
 
Site  Date    Opponent                              Time 
 H    2/15   St. Benedict                           7:30 Thu

| Last Year's Game 1 | Last Year's Game 2 |
 
Teams 
1st
2nd 
Final
Concordia College    46     39    85
College of St. Benedict    25    47    72 

| Game Day Preview | Halftime Box Score | Final Box Score |
Steph Losch (Sr., Hallock, MN) puts the finishing touches on Concordia's 85-72 victory over St. Ben's. With the win the Cobbers sweep the season series with the Blazers. 

2/15 Concordia Goes Wire-to-Wire to Stymie St. Ben's 85-72.
Concordia never trailed in the game, and used a clinical first half to beat St. Ben's 85-72. The win gives the Cobbers a sweep of the series with Blazers for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Concordia (15-5, 17-6) shot 68 percent (19-for-28) in the first half and bolted to a 21-point lead at the break. St. Ben's (17-3, 19-4), down by as many as 29 in the second half, tried to rally midway through the period, but could get no closer than four and their fierce comeback came up short in the final minutes of the game.

Concordia's Mandy Berggren, shaking off a thigh injury, sparked Concordia by coming off the bench to score a team-high 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. As a team, the Cobbers shot 52 percent (10-for-19) from beyond the arc and 57 percent (33-for-58) from the field. St. Ben's could never get into an offensive rhythm despite getting a game-high 25 points from Michelle Barlau. Concordia held St. Ben's to 35 percent (23-for-64) shooting from the field, and limited the number of second-chance opportunities the entire game.

St. Ben's came into the game tied for first place in the MIAC and ranked 12th in the nation by D3Hoops.com. Concordia defeated the Blazers earlier this year in St. Joseph for the first time since 1996.

Concordia put five player in double figures in scoring. Besides Berggren, the other Cobber players scoring over 10 were; Brandi Myers (Sr, Glyndon, MN) with 16, Kasey Bostow (So., Fargo, ND)  with 15, Sara Spears (Sr., Spicer, MN) added 13 and Steph Losch (Sr., Hallock, MN) put up 11. Bostow also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to miss a double-double by one.

Concordia will finish the regular season on Saturday when they host Bethel at 1:00. They will turn around and host a first-round MIAC tournament game on Monday at 7:30 against the team that finishes in the fifth spot.
 

Final Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
St. Ben's vs Concordia College
02/15/01 5:00 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: St. Ben's 17-2, 19-3
                          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
11 Michelle Barlau      *  8-19   4-7    5-6    2  2  4   2  25   2  2  0  3  36
22 Ashley Brown         *  2-4    1-2    2-2    2  2  4   0   7   1  2  0  0  33
34 Mia Peterson         *  4-12   2-3    7-8    4  1  5   1  17   7  1  0  1  34
45 Allison Clark        *  1-5    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   4   2   0  2  0  1  24
54 Danni Hannon         *  4-11   0-2    3-4    1  1  2   4  11   2  2  2  0  20
13 Angela Korte            0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   1
21 Jill Podgorski          0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   0  2  0  0   8
33 Jackie Bye              0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   0   0  0  0  2   7
43 Andrea Bennet           4-9    2-4    0-0    0  6  6   1  10   1  2  0  2  24
53 Kelley Schmidt          0-1    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   0   0   3  1  0  0  13
TEAM ........................................   3  2  5              1
TOTALS                    23-64   9-21  17-20  12 20 32  14  72  16 15  2  9 200

TOT-FG 1stH:  9-30 30.0%  2ndH: 14-34 41.2%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 35.9% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  4-12 33.3%  2ndH:  5-9  55.6%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.9%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  3-4  75.0%  2ndH: 14-16 87.5%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 85.0%   3

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College 14-5, 16-6
                          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         *  6-15   4-7    0-0    0  4  4   4  16   4  5  1  3  34
21 Trisha Steinborn     *  0-3    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   0   5  0  0  0  19
24 Sarah Jacobson       *  0-2    0-1    0-0    1  3  4   1   0   5  1  2  2  30
42 Katrina Wilberts     *  4-4    0-0    1-1    1  3  4   4   9   1  2  0  1  15
44 Sara Spears          *  5-8    0-0    3-7    0  7  7   4  13   0  0  1  0  28
31 Mandy Berggren          7-11   5-6    2-3    0  1  1   2  21   4  2  0  0  25
33 Steph Losch             5-7    1-3    0-0    1  1  2   1  11   2  2  3  2  22
50 Kasey Bostow            6-8    0-0    3-4    3  6  9   0  15   0  2  0  0  27
TEAM ........................................   1  4  5              4
TOTALS                    33-58  10-19   9-15   7 29 36  17  85  21 18  7  8 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 19-28 67.9%  2ndH: 14-30 46.7%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 56.9% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  8-13 61.5%  2ndH:  2-6  33.3%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 52.6%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  0-2  00.0%  2ndH:  9-13 69.2%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 60.0%   4

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
St. Ben's                     -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
St. Ben's                           25   47                          72
Concordia College                   46   39                          85

Halftime Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- F I R S T   H A L F      -- END OF PERIOD 1
St. Ben's vs Concordia College
02/15/01 5:00 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: St. Ben's
                          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
11 Michelle Barlau      *  3-7    1-2    0-0    1  1  2   1   7   0  1  0  1  17
22 Ashley Brown         *  2-3    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   0   5   1  0  0  0  17
34 Mia Peterson         *  2-6    1-2    2-2    1  1  2   0   7   1  0  0  0  15
45 Allison Clark        *  0-2    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0   0  2  0  1  13
54 Danni Hannon         *  1-4    0-1    1-2    1  0  1   2   3   2  1  2  0  10
13 Angela Korte            0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   1
21 Jill Podgorski          0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0  0   5
33 Jackie Bye              0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  2   6
43 Andrea Bennet           1-4    1-3    0-0    0  2  2   0   3   0  0  0  1  10
53 Kelley Schmidt          0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   1  1  0  0   6
TEAM ........................................   1  0  1              1
TOTALS                     9-30   4-12   3-4    4  6 10   5  25   5  7  2  5 100

TOT-FG 1stH:  9-30 30.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 30.0% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  4-12 33.3%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 33.3%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  3-4  75.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 75.0%   1

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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         *  4-7    3-4    0-0    0  2  2   1  11   4  3  1  2  14
21 Trisha Steinborn     *  0-3    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   4  0  0  0  13
24 Sarah Jacobson       *  0-1    0-1    0-0    1  3  4   0   0   4  1  1  0  15
42 Katrina Wilberts     *  3-3    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   1   6   0  2  0  1   9
44 Sara Spears          *  2-3    0-0    0-2    0  4  4   2   4   0  0  0  0  13
31 Mandy Berggren          5-5    4-4    0-0    0  0  0   1  14   4  1  0  0  11
33 Steph Losch             2-3    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   5   1  2  1  0  11
50 Kasey Bostow            3-3    0-0    0-0    0  5  5   0   6   0  1  0  0  14
TEAM ........................................   1  1  2              1
TOTALS                    19-28   8-13   0-2    3 17 20   5  46  17 11  3  3 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 19-28 67.9%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 67.9% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  8-13 61.5%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 61.5%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  0-2  00.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 00.0%   2

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
St. Ben's                     -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
St. Ben's                           25                               25
Concordia College                   46                               46

Concordia vs. St. Ben's Game Day Preview

The Headline: Cobbers Gear Up For Playoffs

The Teams:
Concordia (14-5 in the MIAC, 16-6 Overall)
Concordia comes into tonight's game on a rare two-game losing streak. On Monday the Cobbers were stunned by St. Mary's 75-64. In that game Brandi Myers, the league's second leading, scorer was held to just three points. That total is the fewest points she has scored in two years. To make matters worse, the Cobbers'  bus broke down outside of Rothsay and the team didn't arrive back on campus until 5:00 am. Concordia will have one regular season game left after tonight, a home game against Bethel on Saturday at 1:00. The MIAC tournament begins on Monday night, and the Cobbers will host a game at 7:30 against Augsburg, St. Mary's or Gustavus.

St. Benís (17-2 in the MIAC, 19-3 Overall)
St. Ben's is in the "drivers seat" for the MIAC championship. If they win their two remaining games, they will assure themselves of a tie for the title and home court advantage throughout the MIAC tournament. The tandem of Michelle Barlau and Andrea Bennett leads the Blazers. Barlau leads the team in scoring and Bennett is the leading rebounder. One of the most inspirational stories in the MIAC this year is Barlau's amazing comeback from a broken neck last year. She was confined to wearing a neck halo for two months after she fainted and fell in the shower. She has gone through countless hours of rehabilitation to quickly recover from the terrible accident that happened only last February.

The Probable Starting Lineups:
Concordia:
No Name           Pos Yr  Ht   Hometown/HS
20 Brandi Myers     G Sr  5-9  Glyndon MN DGF
21 Trisha Steinborn G Fr  5-6  Jamestown ND
24 Sarah Jacobson   G Sr  5-10 Fargo ND Shanley
42 Katrina Wilberts F So  5-10 Breckenridge MN
44 Sara Spears      F Sr  5-10 Spicer MN NL-Spicer
St. Benís:
No Name            Yr Ht  Pos  Hometown
11 Michelle Barlau SO 5-8  W   Northfield, MN
22 Ashley Brown    FY 5-9  W   Edina, MN
34 Mia Peterson    JR 5-9  W   Swatara, MN
45 Allison Clark   SO 6-0  C/F Western Spring, IL
54 Danni Hannon    SO 6-0  C/F St. Louis Park, MN

The Key Statistic: Rebounding
In last month's 71-55 victory over St. Ben's, the Cobbers held a 47-28 advantage in rebounds. Rebounding is the only offensive statistic that the Blazers are not in the top three in the MIAC. They are currently ranked ninth in the category. They also do not have a player in the top 15 of the conference in individual rebounding. St. Ben's has lost twice in the MIAC and both times they lost the battle of the glass by over 10 rebounds. The Cobbers are fourth in the MIAC in rebounding. The biggest insight might be Concordia's rebounding record against  the top three teams in the MIAC. They are 1-4 against the upper echelon when they stay even in rebounding, and 1-0 when they pound the glass and hold a decisive edge.

The Key Match-Up: Trisha Steinborn-CC vs. Michelle Barlau-CSB
The battle of the youngsters at the point-of-attack. In Concordia's win against St. Ben's, first year player Trisha Steinborn played one of her best games of her young college career. She came away with 11 points and only 1 turnover in 24 minutes of play. She handled the pressure and was able to create offensively for herself and other players. In the last five games she has turned the ball over 25 times and the Cobbers are 2-3 in that stretch. Michelle Barlau is one of the best players in the league and she is only a sophomore. She is the Blazers team leader in scoring, and currently sits in third in league scoring behind Myers and Laura Jacobs of Bethel. She is a threat from the point because of her ability to drive and dish.

The History: St. Ben's Leads the Series 21-16
The win in January broke a streak of seven straight losses for Concordia that dated back to the 1996-97 season. The Cobbers dominated the beginning of the series, winning 11 of the first 14 games. The Blazers have returned the favor by winning 11 of the last 14 games.
 

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