Junior Brittany Jossart takes the ball up court in the Cobbers' 67-58 win over Hamline. Jossart led CC with 18 pts. & 10 rebounds.
First-Half Run Boosts Cobber Win!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 12, 2009

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/12/09)-- Concordia used a 25-7 run midway through the first half to erase a seven-point deficit and propel the Cobbers to a 67-58 victory over Hamline in Moorhead. The win closes out the 2009 portion of Concordia's schedule and improves their overall record to 4-3 - the first time they have been over .500 this season. CC is now 3-1 in the MIAC and is now in a tie for third place in the league standings.

Concordia trailed 21-14 midway through the opening period when they went on the decisive run. The Cobbers took a 25-24 lead before the Pipers countered with a true three-point play to retake a 27-25 edge. From there Concordia scored the next eight points to grab a 33-27 lead. They would take a seven-point advantage into the break at 39-32 and then never trail in the second half. The Cobbers never let the Pipers get closer than five points in the second half as they sealed the deal converting on four of their six foul shots in the final minutes of play.

The story of the game was Cobber junior guard Brittany Jossart who came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points. It's the first time in her career that she has scored in double figures. Jossart also posted a career-high 10 rebounds to record her first-ever collegiate double-double. Jossart consistently helped the Cobbers out of offensive jams and came away with four key offensive rebounds. She was 6-for-9 from the field and 5-for-8 from the free throw line.

Jossart was joined by fellow junior Maggie Bauernfeind as the only two CC players to score more than eight points in the game. Bauernfeind went 2-for-5 from behind the arc and finished with 16 points. It marks the seventh straight game she has scored in double digits. Erica Nord had a solid overall statistical game. She scored eight points, had five assists, came down with five rebounds and chipped in three steals.

As a team, Concordia shot 41.8% (23-for-55) from the floor and 40.0% (4-for-10) from 3-point range. Despite being undersized in the paint, Concordia held a 42-36 edge in rebounding. The Cobbers' pressure defense forced 18 turnovers and turned those miscues into 18 points.

Hamline (2-3/2-2 MIAC) center Mary Wilkowski was a one-person wrecking crew. She finished with 29 points - the second most in her career. Earlier this season she put up 32 against Augsburg. Wilkowski also had 10 rebounds to record her second double-double of the year. She was the only Piper player with more than eight points in the game.

The Pipers shot 43.8% (21-for-48) from the floor and 36.4% (4-for-11) from beyond the arc. Hamline was only 12-for-22 (54.5%) from the free throw line.

Concordia will now have a three-week break for the Christmas holiday. The Cobbers will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 2 when  they play at Bethel at 4 p.m.