Ebo Nana-Kweson throws down the slam during the Cobbers' 76-54 win over Macalester on Wednesday.
Back To Winning Ways!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 6, 2009

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/06/10)-- The knock against Concordia heading into Wednesday's conference game with Macalester was that they couldn't shoot consistently from the field. The Cobbers tried to put that bad rap behind them as they shot 53.4% (31-for-58) from the floor and coasted to a 76-54 wire-to-wire win over the Scots in Moorhead.

The win gets the Cobbers back on the winning track. After watching their four-game winning streak come to an end on Monday, CC won for the fifth time in the past six games and moves to 8-4 overall and 4-3 in the MIAC.

Concordia entered the game shooting just 40.1% from the field in their first six league games. That mark was 10th out of 11 teams in the MIAC. The Cobbers came out from the opening tip and were focused on raising that statistic. Concordia connected on six of their first seven shots and built an 18-8 lead in the first six minutes of play. Karl Olson knocked down a pair of long range shots in the opening minutes and was able to help CC stretch the lead to 16 points with 6:00 to play in the opening period.

The Cobbers took a 42-24 lead into the break and then built the lead all the way up to 26 in the first four minutes of the final period. Concordia never allowed the Scots to get to within 25 points until the final minute of play.

Olson led the Cobbers in scoring with 15 points. He was 3-for-6 from 3-point range and also added five assists. Darrin Olmscheid was the only other CC player with more than nine points. He finished the game with 10 points. John Fraase posted a game-high 12 rebounds while freshman Ebo Nana-Kweson recorded a career-high nine points and had a breakaway throw down slam in the second half. Erik Lien also had nine points in the winning cause.

Macalester had only one player with more than seven points and was led by Colin Keeley. Keeley went 11-for-15 from the field and had a career-high 24 points. He also recorded a team-high seven rebounds.

Besides the Cobbers' 53.4% shooting percentage from the floor, CC shot 50.0% (11-for-22) from 3-point range. It's the second time this season that Concordia has shot 50.0% or better from long range. The 11 3-balls is also the second highest of the season. CC had 13 long distance shots against St. Scholastica in the season opener.

Macalester shot 35.7% (31-for-58) from the floor but just 11.1% (2-for-18) from 3-point range. The 11.1% is a season low.

Concordia will now head to Collegeville, Minn. on Saturday, Jan. 9 to take on St. John's at 3 p.m.