Sara Sorbo brings the ball up the court in the Cobbers' 62-57 win over Gustavus. Sorbo had the game-winning basket.
The Race Is On!

Courtesy of, Release: January 23, 2010

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/23/10)-- It wasn't the most technically sound game ever played, but it was one of the most suspenseful of the season as Concordia scored six of the final seven points against league-leading Gustavus and came away with a 62-57 win in Moorhead on Saturday. The victory moves the Cobbers into a three-way tie for first place with the Gusties and Macalester in the league standings.

Concordia, who has now six straight games and 10 of their past 11, moves to 12-4/11-2 MIAC on the year. The Cobbers have now won seven straight against the Gusties at home. CC is 18-2 in the last 20 games against GAC in Moorhead.

The Cobbers won the game on the strength of their play in final two minutes and their accuracy at the free throw line. With the score tied at 56-56 with 1:30 to play, Concordia got a couple of huge baskets from senior captain Sara Sorbo and then sealed the game with a defensive stop and a pair of free throws from Lindsey Schultz. Schultz' foul shots capped a 15-for-21 (71.4%) afternoon from the foul line. The Cobbers entered the game shooting just 67.2% from the line and were coming off a 45.5% effort against St. Thomas on Wednesday. Against the Gusties the Cobbers made more free throws than GAC attempted (5-for-12).

Erica Nord once again stepped to the forefront of the Cobber offense as she scored a team-high 20 points and added six rebounds and four steals. She was 4-for-6 from behind the arc and hit a couple of clutch long-range baskets in the first half when the Cobbers were behind. Sorbo had a game-high eight rebounds to go along with eight points. Her final four points sealed the huge win. Freshman Tricia Sorensen connected on a pair of backdoor layups in the final four minutes of the game. She finished with 10 points and has now scored in double figures in three straight contests.

Gustavus was led by junior Molly Mathiowitz and senior Brianna Radtke. Mathiowitz went 6-for-12 from the floor, took eight of the team's 12 free throws and finished with 17 points. Radtke, playing in her final game in Memorial Auditorium, had 13 points and a team-high six rebounds.

Concordia shot 42.6% (20-for-47) from the floor and 41.2% (7-for-17) from behind the arc. The Cobbers held a 33-31 advantage in rebounding. Gustavus (13-3/11-2 MIAC) shot 45.1% (23-for-51) from the floor and were held to 30.0% (3-for-10) from 3-point range. The Gusties outscored CC 38-22 in points in the paint.

The Cobbers will play at Carleton on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5:45 p.m.