Junior Brittany Jossart had nine points and helped the Cobbers post a 60-52 win over St. Kate's on Wednesday in St. Paul.
Late Surge Tames Wildcats!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 13, 2010

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Opponent's Website: St. Kate's Women's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Women's Basketball

ST. PAUL, Minn. (1/13/09)-- Concordia went on a 12-0 run in the last five minutes of the second half against St. Kate's on Wednesday in St. Paul and went on to beat the Wildcats 62-50. The Cobbers were able to pull away from St. Kate's down the stretch thanks to eight consecutive made free throws in the final 3:30 of the game. CC has now won two straight and is 8-4 in all games and 7-2 in the MIAC.

The Cobbers had only one player score in double figures. Senior Anna Matetich led all players with 19 points. She went 3-for-5 from 3-point range and 7-for-11 from the field and also added nine rebounds. Fellow senior Sara Sorbo had a career-high 11 rebounds. It is the first time she has posted a double-digit rebound total. Lindsey Schultz had 10 rebounds in the game as Concordia outrebounded the Wildcats 47-30.

St. Kate's (6-6/5-4 MIAC) was led by Cassandra Hubler who put up a team-high 12 points. She was one of three Wildcat players with at least 10 points in the game. Molly Peterson had a team-high eight rebounds to go along with seven points.

Concordia wound up shooting 35.6% (21-for-59) from the floor and 30.0% (6-for-20) from outside the arc. CC was 14-for-16 (87.5%) from the free throw line including a perfect 14-for-14 in the second half. It is only the third time all season that Concordia has shot better than 76.0% from the foul line in a game. The Wildcats shot 32.7% (18-for-55) from the floor and only 26.7% (4-for-15) from 3-point range.

The Cobbers led for most of the first half as they built a six-point lead midway through the half. Neither team was able to get on track on offense in the first 10 minutes of play as CC held a 13-7 lead. St. Kate's finally found some offensive rhythm at the end of the opening period and went on a 10-4 run in the final five minutes to take a 24-21 lead at the break.

The Wildcats his a 3-point field goal to open the second half and take a six-point lead but then the Cobbers rallied and cut off the St. Kate's momentum by scoring 12 of the next 16 points. The game would remain within four points for the next 11 minutes as CC would try to break the game open but the Wildcats would reel them each time they threatened to run and hide. That theme was finally broken in the last five minutes of the half when the Cobbers went on the decisive 12-0 run and CSC finally ran out of gas and could not counter.

Concordia will return home to host St. Mary's on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. The game will be a homecoming for the entire St. Mary's coaching staff. The Cardinals are coached by former Cobber, and MIAC MVP, Mandy Pearson. Pearson is assisted by Tori Ehlert who starred for the Cobbers from 2002-06 and Jenna Freudenberg, who was last year's conference MVP and helped Concordia earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.