Darrin Olmscheid scored a game-high 17 points and collected nine rebounds in the Cobbers' 74-61 loss at St. John's on Saturday.
Road Woes Continue

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 9, 2010

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Box Score

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Opponent's Website: St. John's Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (1/9/10)-- Concordia continued to struggle on the road as they started out slow against St. John's in Collegeville on Saturday, were outscored 35-22 in the first half, couldn't recover and lost 74-61. The loss is the fifth of the year for the Cobbers and all five have come on the road. CC falls to 8-5 overall and is now 4-4 in the MIAC.

The Cobbers shot a respectable 44.0% (22-for-50) from the field for the game and connected on 45.5% (5-for-11) from 3-point range but those numbers fell short of the Johnnies shooting percentages. SJU shot better than 50.0% from the floor and behind the arc in both halves and finished the game 27-for-48 (56.3%) from the field and 7-for-12 (58.3%) from long distance.

The biggest advantage came in points in the paint where St. John's outscored the Cobbers 32-18. The biggest difference makers in the game were Johnnie juniors Aaron Burtzel and Sam Blank. Burtzel recorded a triple-double as he scored 16 points, collected 10 rebounds and dished out 11 assists. It was the first recorded triple-double in school history. Blank came off the bench to go 4-for-6 from behind the arc and finished with a game-high 17 points.

Concordia was led by Darrin Olmscheid who scored 17 points and had nine rebounds. John Fraase had 10 points and seven rebounds and freshman Ebo Nana-Kweson went 3-for-5 from 3-point range and also finished with 10 points.

Concordia has a week off before hosting St. Mary's on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.