Cobber freshman Emily Thesing had a pair of huge 3-point baskets in Concordia's 48-45 win at Carleton on Wednesday.
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Courtesy of, Release: January 27, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. (1/27/10)-- It was the 1983 Chicago White Sox team who coined the phrase "winning ugly". On Wednesday, Concordia reached into the ChiSox bag of tricks and pulled out a key conference road win in Northfield.

The Cobbers shot just 29.0% (18-for-62) from the floor and 25.0% (6-for-24) from 3-point range but still managed to beat Carleton 48-45 . The win is the seventh straight for the Cobbers who move to 13-4/12-2 MIAC and are still tied atop the league standings with Gustavus.

The 48 points is the second lowest output of the season and marks the second time in the last five games that the Cobbers have scored under 50 points and still managed to come away with the win. The Concordia defense once again stepped to the forefront. CC held Carleton to just 25.0% (12-for-48) from the field and 30.0% (3-for-10) from behind the arc. The Cobbers have now held their opponents under 60 points for seven consecutive games. It is also the fourth time this year that a team has failed to score 50 points against Concordia.

The biggest defensive play of the game was turned in by Lindsey Schultz in the final seconds of the second half. Leading by three points, the Cobbers forced Carleton into the right corner to attempt the game-tying field goal. Schultz then came up with the stop of the night as she was able to get free and block the 3-point shot of Ally Weaver. The ball went out of bounds with .09 seconds left on the clock. The Knights' subsequent inbound pass was deflected by a Concordia player as time ran out on Carleton's upset bid.

Perhaps the biggest offensive play of the game came from freshman Emily Thesing who came off the bench and canned a pair of clutch 3-point field goals and posted the assist on the field goal that gave CC a 43-41 lead after the Knights had rattled off eight straight points to tie the game. Thesing finished with a season-high six points. Her first long-range field goal came after the Knights had made their first extended run at the Cobbers. Carleton went on a 12-2 run to cut Concordia's lead from 12 points at 31-19 down to just two at 33-31 with 10:01 to play. CC had hit on only one field goal in a six-minute stretch when Thesing came through with only her fourth 3-point field goal of the season.

Concordia had a healthy lead throughout the entire game until the Knights made a comeback in the final eight minutes of play. Carleton erased an eight-point lead and tied the game at 41-41 with 5:42 to play. The Cobbers responded with a 4-0 run to take a 45-41 lead. That lead would stay intact until the final :30 seconds of the game when Carleton hit a free throw to cut the margin to three at 48-45. CC then missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw to give the Knights a chance to tie the game in the final seconds of play.

Schultz was one of two Cobber players with more than 10 points in the game. She finished with 11 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds. Erica Nord, this week's MIAC Player of the Week, had a game-high 12 points and added five assists and three steals.

Carleton (3-14/3-11 MIAC) was led by Annie Eckhoff who finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds to record her first career double-double. Weaver added 10 points, She was only 1-for-9 from the floor, but made seven of her eight free throws. Akemi Arzouman had nine points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Concordia was able to force 22 turnovers in the game and finished with an 18-7 advantage in points off of turnovers. It marked the fifth straight game that the Cobbers have pressured their opponents into more than 20 miscues in a game.

Concordia will return home to host Bethel on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. The Royals are coming off a 71-62 win over Macalester on Wednesday. The Scots had been tied with the Cobbers and Gusties for the league lead.