Senior Anna Matetich tries to get off a shot as one of the MSU M defenders goes for the block in the Cobbers' 89-54 loss.

Courtesy of, Release: November 24, 2009

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/24/09)--Concordia thought they would have trouble with MSU Moorhead's interior height advantage but it was the Dragon's outside shooting ability that scorched the Cobbers on Tuesday. MSU M shot 58.3% from outside the arc and canned 14 3-point field goals en route to an 89-54 win.

The loss is the second straight for Concordia who falls to 1-2 on the year. MSU Moorhead remains unbeaten on the year and moves to 4-0.

The Cobbers led only twice in the game and both times came in the first five minutes of play. Concordia took an 8-7 lead with 15:02 to play in the opening period and only trailed by two at 17-15 with 11:04 to go before the Dragons went on a 7-0 run to stretch the lead to 24-15. From there MSU would outscore Concordia 10-7 in the final 6:09 to grab a 12-point lead at the break.

The second half was all MSU Moorhead as they shot 66.7% (8-for-12) from 3-point range and 88.2% (15-for-17) from the free throw line to run away and hide from the Cobbers.

For the game Concordia struggled to shoot from behind the arc. CC was just 6-for-24 (25.0%) from 3-point range. They were a similar chilly 26.9% (14-for-52) from the field. The Cobbers also came out on the short end of a 53-31 margin in rebounding. The Dragons also enjoyed a 20-6 edge in points in the paint.

Junior Maggie Bauernfeind led Concordia in scoring for the third straight game. She had 11 points to finish in double figures for the third consecutive game. Anna Matetich was the only other CC player with more than eight points in the game. She was 3-for-6 from the field and finished with nine points. Erica Nord had a team-high five rebounds.

The Dragons were led by freshman Marissa Yernatich who set a school record by canning seven 3-point field goals. She was 7-for-8 from behind the arc and finished with a game-high 23 points.

Concordia will now head into conference play. The Cobbers will open the MIAC season on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5:45 p.m. when they take on MIAC preseason favorite St. Thomas in St. Paul.