Offensive Rebound Edge Not Enough

Offensive Rebound Edge Not Enough

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (1/24/18)---Concordia held a 17-7 edge in offensive rebounds but a disadvantage in points off of turnovers cost the Cobbers in a 74-53 loss at Bethel.

The Cobbers were outscored 15-4 in the second quarter but it was a 29-4 advantage in points off of turnovers that turned the table as CC fell to the Royals for the second time in the past 11 days. In both games the Cobbers gave up points off of turnovers and couldn't recover.

Concordia (6-12/3-8 MIAC) took four more shots in the game than the Royals. CC shot 37.9% (22-for-58) from the field and 30.8% (4-for-13) from 3-point range. Bethel (12-5/7-3 MIAC) connected on 51.9% (28-for-54) of their field goal attempts and 34.8% (8-for-23) of their chances from outside the arc.

The difference in the game came from Bethel's defensive pressure which forced 24 turnovers – double the amount that BU had in the game. The Royals then used those miscues to hold a 25-point edge in points off of turnovers.

While Bethel had an edge in the turnover department, Concordia posted a 37-26 edge in rebounding. The Cobbers also hauled down 10 more offensive rebounds which led to a 13-6 margin in second chance points.  

Concordia had a pair of players with nine points to lead the team in scoring. Senior Cassidy Rahman made a team-high two 3-point field goals and finished with nine points. She also put up a team-high four assists. Junior post player Kirstin Simmons was 4-for-7 from the floor and also had nine points.

Lincoln Haiby led all players in rebounding. She hauled down six boards including three offensive rebounds.

OFFENSIVELY SPEAKING: The 17 offensive rebounds grabbed by the Cobbers are a season high and the 12th time this year they have collected at least 10 offensive rebounds in a game.

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will head home for a weekend game against Macalester on Saturday, Jan. 27. The Scots are 7-11 in all games and a similar 3-8 in league games.