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Eric Peterson, Published January 04 2011

Women's basketball: Concordia cruises to win over Macalester

Concordia may have lost its perfect overall record last week, but the Cobbers continued to pile up conference victories Monday at Memorial Auditorium.

Maggie Bauernfeind poured in 16 points to help spark the Cobbers to a 74-54 victory against Macalester in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball.

Concordia (7-1, 5-0) remained unbeaten in MIAC play after losing its first game of season last Wednesday, a 63-62 nonconference home loss against Wisconsin-River Falls.

“I think the one loss really made us more gung ho to go for conference now, just being confident in ourselves and our style of play,” Bauernfeind said.

The Cobbers trailed by seven points midway through the first half against the Scots, but used a string of 11 consecutive points to forge into the lead for good. Concordia held Macalester to 30 percent (19 of 63) shooting from the floor. The Scots shot 25 percent (9 of 36) from the field in the second half.

“I loved the way we played defensively,” Cobbers coach Jessica Rahman said. “We really got after it. We created some turnovers and some situations for ourselves to create the tempo that we wanted and that seemed to be really helpful.”

Macalester took a 15-8 lead after sophomore guard Kyanna Jones scored on a layup with 9 minutes, 45 seconds to play in the first half. That’s when the Cobbers countered with an 11-0 run. Bauernfeind capped that game-changing rally with two free throws that staked the Cobbers to a 19-15 lead with 7:11 remaining in the first half.

Concordia added another 11-0 run (scoring the last four points of the first half and first seven in the second half) to build a 39-26 lead. The Scots got no closer than six points after that stretch.

All Concordia starters, including Bauernfeind, scored in double digits.

“With balance like that, it’s tough to defend,” Rahman said. “You can’t key on one person if we have everyone contributing.”

Concordia has two more conference games this week, playing at Augsburg on Wednesday and at St. Benedict on Saturday.

“We love this time of year; practice, game, practice, game,” Bauernfeind said. “It really gets us into the flow.”

MACALESTER (3-6, 3-3 MIAC): Schiedermayer 3-9 1-2 7, Mucic 4-11 3-4 13, S. Rene 1-8 0-0 2, J. Rene 3-9 1-2 9, Jones 3-10 0-2 6, Ramirez 0-0 0-0 0, Wood 0-1 0-0 0, Pike 3-6 1-2 9, Bloomfield-Bortz 1-4 4-6 6, Mills 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 19-63 10-18 54.

CONCORDIA (7-1, 5-0): Schultz 3-6 4-4 11, Lippert 4-8 2-2 10, B. Jossart 2-8 6-6 10, Nord 6-10 1-2 14, Bauernfeind 5-10 4-4 16, E. Jossart 0-0 0-0 0, Vance 0-0 0-0 0, Herbranson 1-1 0-0 2, Thesing 0-4 0-0 0, Sorensen 3-6 2-2 8, Lymburner 0-0 0-0 0, Benjamin 0-0 0-0 0, Walloch 0-1 3-4 3. Totals 25-54 22-24 74.

Half: CC 32, MC 26. 3-point goals: MC 6-19 (Mucic 2-5, S. Rene 0-4, J. Rene 2-5, Wood 0-1, Pike 2-4), CC 4-11 (Schultz 1-1, B. Jossart 0-1, Nord 1-3, Bauernfeind 2-2, Thesing 0-2, Sorensen 0-2). Total fouls: MC 16, CC 16. Rebounds: MC 39 (Schiedermayer 8), CC 36 (Schultz 6). Assists: MC 9 (S. Rene 2, Jones 2), CC 11 (B. Jossart 4, Nord 4). Steals: MC 5 (Jones 3), CC 10 (B. Jossart 3, Nord 3). Turnovers: MC 17 (Pike 4), CC 12 (Schultz 3, Bauernfeind 3).


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