Cobber sophomore Ryan Steckler was 2-for-2 from 3-point range and had six points in Concordia's 65-42 loss at Carleton.
A Frigid Night In Northfield

Courtesy of, Release: January 27, 2010

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Opponent's Website: Carleton Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (1/27/10)-- Webster's dictionary defines the term "frigid" as: a) extremely cold or b) lacking warmth. After Wednesday night's Concordia vs. Carleton basketball game, they might want to add a third definition. That would be: c) 13-for-50 (26.0%) from the field, 3-for-15 (20.0%) from 3-point range, only 42 total points and not one single player with more than two field goals in a 40-minute game.

The final definition of "frigid" was what the Cobbers suffered through against the Knights in their 65-42 loss in Northfield. The 42 points is the lowest point production since the 1997-98 season when they scored just 39 points against St. Thomas on Feb. 14. Concordia has now lost six straight games and falls to 8-10 overall and 4-9 in the MIAC.

Concordia was ice cold from the opening tip. The Cobbers missed their first nine field goal attempts before connecting on a layup with 13:57 to play in the first half. CC fell behind 11-2 at the start and then fell behind by 14 points just four minutes later. All told in the first 20 minutes, the Cobbers scored just 13 points, went 4-for-25 (16.0%) from the floor and did not make a 3-point field goal (0-for-4).

The second half offered little relief for Concordia as they dropped into a 20-point hole in the first seven minutes of the second period and could only get as close as 22 points for the rest of the half.

The Cobbers did not have a single player in double figures in scoring for the game. John Fraase led the team with eight points and eight rebounds. James Baldwin had seven points while Ryan Steckler was 2-for-2 from behind the arc and finished with a season-high six points. Despite only being outrebounded 35-34 in the game, Concordia was on the short end of a 30-14 advantage in points in the paint.

Carleton (10-8/6-7 MIAC) has now won three consecutive games for the first time all season. The Knights shot 47.1% (24-for-51) from the field and 33.3% (7-for-21) from behind the arc. They were led in scoring by a pair of double-digit point producers. Seth Jonker was 6-for-12 from the floor and had a game-high 15 points. Jeremy Sutherland added 13 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Concordia will look to unthaw when they host Bethel on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.