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2000-01 Concordia Women's Basketball Box Scores
 
Site  Date    Opponent                              Time 
 H    2/19     Gustavus - MIAC Tourney    7:30

| This Year's Game 1 | This Year's Game 2 |
 
Teams 
1st
2nd 
Final
Concordia College    37    24    61
Gustavus Adolphus Coll.    28    30    58

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Sara Spears (Sr., Spicer, MN) and Gustavus' Tricia Niebuhr get ready to battle for position underneath in Concordia's 61-58 victory in the first round of the MIAC playoffs. 

2/19 Concordia Holds Off Gustavus 61-58.
Concordia managed to hold off a late Gustavus rally and win 61-58 in the first round of the first-ever MIAC playoffs. The Cobbers led 49-39 with just under seven minutes to play, but then Gustavus (14-11) slowly whittled away at the  lead and cut the gap to four at 54-50 with 2:47 left in the game. From that  point on, Concordia (19-6) scrapped to stay even with the Gusties, and hung on for the three-point victory. Sara Spears (Sr., Spicer, MN) carried Concordia in the crucial  minutes of the game, and finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It was her  second straight game with a double-double and eighth of the year. Laura  Haugen had 16 points to lead Gustavus, while Kelly Etzel finished with 14  points and 10 rebounds.

Concordia staked their claim to the victory with seven minutes to go in the first  half when they went on a 10-point run that turned a close 22-20 ball game into  an uphill battle for Gustavus at 32-22. The Cobbers would take a 13-point  lead, their biggest lead of the game, when Kasey Bostow (So., Fargo, ND) scored on a lay-up with one minute to play in the first half before letting the Gusties close to 37-28 at the half.

In the second half Concordia flirted with a double figure lead for the first 13  minutes until Gustavus started to gather momentum and set the table for the  dramatic finish to the game.

Both teams struggled from the field as Concordia struggled to shoot 33 percent (15-for-54) in the game, while Gustavus fared slightly better by hitting for 35  percent (24-for-67). Concordia had two other players, besides Spears, with 10 rebounds for the game. Sarah Jacobson (Sr., Fargo, ND) and Katrina Wilberts (So., Breckenridge, MN) came away with double figure in rebounds,  and let the Cobbers neutralize Gustavus' height  advantage underneath.

With the win Concordia advances to the semifinals of the inaugural MIAC  women's tournament. They will take on St. Thomas on Wednesday at 7:30 in
St. Paul.

Final Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
Gustavus vs Concordia College
02-19-01 7:30 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: Gustavus 11-11, 14-11
                          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           *  3-4    2-2    0-0    0  2  2   3   8   2  4  0  3  32
12 Carey Willis         *  2-6    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   3   4   3  4  0  2  32
22 Laura Haugen         *  6-19   0-1    4-6    4  3  7   3  16   2  2  1  1  37
52 Kelly Etzel          *  6-10   0-0    2-2    7  3 10   4  14   0  0  0  0  29
54 Tricia Niebuhr       *  6-17   0-0    1-2    1  4  5   4  13   3  0  3  0  36
20 Kate Sandvig            0-1    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   1   1   0  0  1  0   6
24 Claire Mielke           0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0  0   8
32 Heidi Kaufmann          0-2    0-0    0-1    0  2  2   0   0   0  0  0  1   3
40 Jennifer Klohs          0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0   0  0  0  0   1
44 Kelly Van Norman        1-6    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   3   2   1  0  0  1  16
TEAM ........................................   4  3  7              2
TOTALS                    24-67   2-4    8-13  19 21 40  23  58  11 13  5  8 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-33 33.3%  2ndH: 13-34 38.2%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 35.8% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  1-3  33.3%  2ndH:  1-1  100.%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 50.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  5-9  55.6%  2ndH:  3-4  75.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 61.5%   1, 2

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College 17-5, 19-6
                          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         *  2-8    2-5    0-0    1  1  2   1   6   1  0  0  2  15
24 Sarah Jacobson       *  1-5    0-0    1-4    4  6 10   1   3   5  5  0  0  37
33 Steph Losch         * 3-8    3-6    1-2    0  2  2   4  10   1  1  0  0  35
42 Katrina Wilberts     *  2-4    0-0    2-2    2  8 10   3   6   0  2  1  1  17
44 Sara Spears          *  5-12   0-0    3-6    5  5 10   3  13   3  2  0  5  33
21 Trisha Steinborn        0-1    0-1    1-2    0  0  0   3   1   1  2  0  0  15
31 Mandy Berggren          1-9    0-3    6-8    0  0  0   1   8   3  1  0  1  26
50 Kasey Bostow            4-7    0-0    6-7    2  2  4   0  14   0  2  0  1  22
TEAM ........................................   3  3  6              1
TOTALS                    18-54   5-15  20-31  17 27 44  16  61  14 16  1 10 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-30 36.7%  2ndH:  7-24 29.2%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 33.3% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  5-11 45.5%  2ndH:  0-4  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 33.3%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH: 10-15 66.7%  2ndH: 10-16 62.5%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 64.5%   7

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OFFICIALS:   Bill Nelson, Pete Frieze, M.J. Wagenson
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Gustavus                      -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Gustavus                            28   30                          58
Concordia College                   37   24                          61

Halftime Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- F I R S T   H A L F      -- END OF PERIOD 1
Gustavus vs Concordia College
02-19-01 7:30 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           *  1-2    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   3   0  3  0  3  16
12 Carey Willis         *  0-4    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   1   0   1  2  0  0  17
22 Laura Haugen         *  3-9    0-1    3-4    1  1  2   2   9   2  0  0  1  17
52 Kelly Etzel          *  5-6    0-0    0-0    4  1  5   1  10   0  0  0  0  16
54 Tricia Niebuhr       *  2-6    0-0    1-2    0  3  3   2   5   2  0  3  0  17
20 Kate Sandvig            0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   1   1   0  0  1  0   4
24 Claire Mielke           0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   3
32 Heidi Kaufmann          0-2    0-0    0-1    0  2  2   0   0   0  0  0  1   3
40 Jennifer Klohs          0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0   0  0  0  0   1
44 Kelly Van Norman        0-2    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0   1  0  0  1   7
TEAM ........................................   1  3  4              1
TOTALS                    11-33   1-3    5-9    7 13 20  11  28   6  6  4  6 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-33 33.3%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 33.3% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  1-3  33.3%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 33.3%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  5-9  55.6%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 55.6%   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         *  2-8    2-5    0-0    1  1  2   1   6   1  0  0  2  14
24 Sarah Jacobson       *  1-1    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   1   2   4  2  0  0  18
33 Steph Losch          *  3-6    3-5    1-2    0  1  1   1  10   0  0  0  0  16
42 Katrina Wilberts     *  0-2    0-0    2-2    2  5  7   1   2   0  2  0  0  10
44 Sara Spears          *  2-6    0-0    1-2    3  2  5   2   5   3  1  0  3  14
21 Trisha Steinborn        0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   3   1   0  0  0  0   5
31 Mandy Berggren          1-4    0-1    3-4    0  0  0   0   5   2  1  0  0  13
50 Kasey Bostow            2-3    0-0    2-3    0  2  2   0   6   0  1  0  0   9
TEAM ........................................   1  2  3
TOTALS                    11-30   5-11  10-15   8 17 25   9  37  10  7  0  5 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-30 36.7%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 36.7% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  5-11 45.5%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 45.5%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH: 10-15 66.7%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 66.7%   3

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OFFICIALS:   Bill Nelson, Pete Frieze, M.J. Wagenson
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Gustavus                      -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Gustavus                            28                               28
Concordia College                   37                               37

Concordia vs. Gustavus Game Day Preview

The Headline: Tourney Time!

The Teams:
Concordia (16-5 in the MIAC, 18-6 Overall)
The wait is finally over, and it is time for the first-ever MIAC women's basketball tournament. Concordia is the fourth seed and is 3-2 in their last five games. Even though the team has been traveling through peaks and valleys, Senior Sara Spears has been consistently touring the peak region. Over the five-game stretch she is averaging 16 points and 9 rebounds per game. Teammate Brandi Myers is closing in on a pair of records. She is currently tied for the school, and MIAC, record in career 3-point baskets with 162. Cathy Johnson (88-92) is the current record holder. Myers is also within striking distance of the school's career steal record. She has 288 steals on her career, and the record is 298 by Kristi Schultz (89-93).

Gustavus (11-10 in the MIAC, 14-10 Overall)
Gustavus is the fifth seed and also 3-2 in their last five games. The Gusties waited until the final game of the season before clinching a playoff spot. They were in position to clinch with three games to go, but subsequent losses to Bethel and Hamline left them needing the victory on Saturday against Augsburg. They responded by outscoring the Auggies 40-26 in the second half.

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: Turnovers
In both of the regular season games between the teams, the Gusties have turned the ball over 25 times. In the second game, Gustavus turned the ball over 17 times in the first half and were down 18 at the break. They played even with the Cobbers in the second half at 36-36 and only turned the ball over 8 times. Gustavus is averaging 18.16 giveaways a game, while Concordia is coughing it up on an average of 17.70 per game. The Cobbers turned the ball over 16 times in the first game and won by 24. In the second game they were leading by 18 at the break on 8 turnovers and then had 13 turnovers in the second half and let Gustavus creep back into the game.

The Key Match-Up: Sara Spears - CC vs. Kelly Etzel - GAC  Part II
Once again the spotlight will be focused in the paint. Spears is playing some of the best basketball of her career and is on a statistical tear the last several games. On Saturday she exploded for 16 points and 18 rebounds. Etzel is among the league leaders in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage. The value Etzel has for the Gusties can be summed up by last week's games. In the two losses to Hamline and Bethel, Etzel had a combined 26 points. In the must-win situation on Saturday Etzel poured in 26 and Gustavus finally clinched a spot in the playoffs.

The Season History:
January 8 - Concordia 73, Gustavus 49
Leading  Scorers: CC - Brandi Myers 20  pts (8-18 FG, 4-9 3FG)  GAC -  Kelly Etzel 12 pts (6-9 FG) - Leading Rebounders: CC - Sara Spears 10, GAC- Kelly Etzel - 15
Surprise Stat: CC Shoots 35% (27-for-76) and wins by 24

February 5 - Concordia 76, Gustavus 58
Leading Scorers: CC - Sara Spears 15 pts (5-11 FG, 5-10 FT) GAC - Kelly Etzel 16 pts (7-11 FG, 2-4 FT) - Leading Rebounders: CC - Steph Losch 10, GAC-Tricia Niebuhr 12
Surprise Stat: The 5-9 Losch leads Concordia in rebounding.

Playoff History:
The two teams have met one other time in postseason play. In the 1990-91 season Concordia defeated Gustavus 75-62 in the NCAA first round.
 

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