Lone Cobber senior James Baldwin helped the Cobbers beat St. Olaf 72-69 and post their first winning season since 2003-04.
Going Out A Winner!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 20, 2010

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/20/10)-- Concordia capped the 2009-10 season by winning their fifth straight game and finishing the year with a winning record for the first time since the 2003-04 campaign. The Cobbers accomplished this by using a consistent offense and a 16-point, 15-rebound performance from John Fraase to beat St. Olaf 72-68.

Concordia finished the year with a 13-12 overall record marking the first time in six years that CC has ended the year with an above .500 record. It is only the seventh winning season in the past 20 years for the Cobbers.

The winning season, and five-game winning streak, was almost put on ice by Ole guard Mark Torell who singlehandedly kept St. Olaf close and almost came up with a season-ending road win. Torrell went 13-for-21 from the floor, 5-for-9 from behind the arc and finished with 37 points. The 37 points are the most by any player in the MIAC this season. Torrell, who entered the game averaging 12.5 points per game, made the last five field goals for the Oles and almost erased a 14-point lead for the Cobbers with 5:26 to play. Torrell cut the lead down to two points at 69-67 with :51 seconds to play before Concordia connected on three of four free throws in the final :15 seconds.

The Cobbers shot above 50.0% from the floor in both periods and finished the game by shooting 53.2% (25-for-47) from the field. Concordia also shot 46.7% (7-for-15) from 3-point range.

Fraase recorded his recorded his fifth straight double-double and sixth in the final seven games. He finished with 13 double-doubles on the year and for the second straight season he averaged in double figures in points (12.9) and rebounds (10.4). Darrin Olmscheid and Aaron Lindahl were the other two Cobber players to score in double figures. Olmscheid finished with 16 points as he went 6-for-7 from the floor. Lindahl came off the bench to add 10 points.

Torrell accounted for over half of St. Olaf's 68 team points.

He also took 21 of the team's 58 field goal attempts in the game. The next highest Ole player had seven points. Nick Ramsay took only four field goals and finished with seven points.