Ice Cold And Snowy Down The Stretch

Ice Cold And Snowy Down The Stretch

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/14/13)—Concordia was outscored 40-27 in the second half, including 14-8 in the final four minutes of play, and lost 75-69 to Hamline.

The Cobbers led for almost the entire first half and then for the first 10:30 of the second period. That's when CC went ice cold from the floor and scored on only seven of their final 24 possessions of the game. The Pipers were able to heat up down the stretch as they went 5-for-9 (55.5%) from the floor and 6-for-8 (75.0%) from the free throw line in the final seven minutes of play to seal the victory.

The loss is the first at home this season for Concordia and drops their overall record to 4-5 on the season. CC is now 1-4 in the conference. Hamline evens their overall record at 4-4 and they improve to 2-3 in league play.

Cobber starters Brady Syverson and Brandon Giese led all scorers in the game. Both players scored 20-plus points and both had career highs. Syverson scored 14 of the team's 27 points in the second half and finished with a game-high 21 points. He also grabbed nine rebounds. Giese went 4-for-8 from behind the arc and had 20 points.

Jordan Bolger was one point shy of his third double-double of the season. He had nine points to go along with a game-high 10 rebounds.

It was a tale of two shooting halves for Concordia. The Cobbers shot 47.1% (16-for-34) in the first half but then dropped to 32.1% 9-for-28) in the second period. CC was also just 2-for-8 from outside the arc in the second half after hitting 50.0% (3-for-6) from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes of play. Concordia also outrebounded Hamline 21-14 in the first half which helped contribute to their 42-35 halftime lead.

Concordia will have one more game before the end of the year. The Cobbers will travel to Crown to take on the Storm on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.