Blizzard Gets Early Start Inside Memorial Auditorium

Blizzard Gets Early Start Inside Memorial Auditorium

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/25/14)—To say that Concordia went cold from the floor in the final 11 minutes of play against Gustavus is like saying this has been a very mild winter. Both are huge understatements. The Cobbers went 2-for-14 in the final 11 minutes of play against the Gusties and lost 49-46.

Concordia missed their final five shots in the game, including a pair of 3-pointers in the final seconds that could have forced overtime and watched their three-game home winning streak come to an end. CC scored only 20 points in the second half after taking a 26-23 lead into halftime.

The subsequent 23.8% (5-for-21) shooting from the floor and 12.5% (1for-8) shooting from 3-point range in the final 20 minutes of play caused the Cobbers to have their overall record dip under the .500 level again. Concordia is now 8-9 in all games and 4-8 in league play. The Gusties move to 12-5 and 9-3 in the MIAC and are in third place in the conference standings.

Not only was Concordia "cold" from the floor for the game (32.6%) , they were "arctic blast frigid" from outside the arc (12.5%). Both shooting numbers are season lows for the Cobbers.

As cold as they were with their shooting touch, Concordia still had a chance to steal the win late in the game. The Cobbers held a 46-44 lead with 2:57 to play but then went 0-for-5 from the floor, turned the ball over on two other occasions and were outscored 5-0. The trio of wintery effects led to the three-point loss.

Jordan Bolger was the lone Concordia player to find the basket in the second half. He scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the second period and was 3-for-5 in the final 20 minutes. Bolger had three of the team's five made field goals in the second half and accounted for half of the total point production in the decisive period.

Bolger also added eight rebounds in the game. He was the only CC player with more than eight points for the 40 minutes. Brandon Giese finished with eight points and a pair of steals.

The Cobbers outrebounded the Gusties 30-27 and were able to grab 13 offensive rebounds on the day.

Concordia will look to get back on the winning track at home when they face Bethel on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:45 p.m.