The Drought Continues

The Drought Continues

ST. PETER, Minn. (1/19/13)—The drought continues. Concordia hasn't won at Gustavus in the regular season since the 1991-92 season and that didn't change on Saturday as the Cobbers trailed from opening tip to final buzzer and lost 87-75.

The Cobbers watched as the Gusties shot 66.7% (36-for-54) from the floor and 53.8% (7-for-13) from 3-point range as they lost for the second straight game. Concordia is now 10-6 in all games and 7-4 in conference play. CC drops from a tie for second place in the conference standings to a tie for third place. Both, the Cobbers and Gusties, are 7-4 in league play and situated one game out of second place.

The decisive run in the game at the 8:12 mark of the first half. After Concordia cut the lead to just five points, Gustavus went on an 8-0 streak to push the lead to 13 at 34-21 with 5:09 to play in the opening period. The Gusties finished the final 8:12 of the first half by outscoring the Cobbers 20-8. During that time Gustavus connected on nine of their final 11 field goal attempts while Concordia made just one of their nine field goal shots and committed seven turnovers.

Concordia was never able to recover from the 19-point halftime lead and never got to within 12 points for the rest of the game.

The Cobbers wound up shooting 51.8% (29-for-56) from the floor and 37.5% (6-for-16) from behind the arc. It is the first time all season that Concordia has shot better than 50.0% from the floor and lost.

Concordia had three players score 13 points. Aaron Lindahl, Jason Huus and Andrew Martinson all had 13 points in the game. Huus also came away with a game-high seven rebounds as he went 6-for-6 from the floor. Dewon McKenzie added eight points, five assists and four steals.

The Cobbers will have little time to recover from the road loss as they host the No.1 ranked team in Division III on Monday, Jan. 21. Concordia and St. Thomas will square off at 7:45 p.m.