Early 4th-Quarter Shooting Woes

Sophomore guard Autumn Thompson had a team-high 16 points in the Cobbers' contest at Mayville State.
Sophomore guard Autumn Thompson had a team-high 16 points in the Cobbers' contest at Mayville State.

MAYVILLE, N.D. (11/15/19)---Concordia trailed NAIA scholarship school Mayville State 45-43 after three quarters but then went 0-for-8 from the floor to start the final period of play, was outscored 17-8 in the final 10 minutes of play and lost 62-51 in Mayville.

The loss is the first of the year for CC who falls to 1-1. The Comets win for the sixth time in the first seven games of the year and are now 6-1.

Concordia was able to stay close to the more experienced Comets all game long. CC led 10-7 after the first quarter and only trailed by three points at 24-21 at the half. Concordia then outscore Mayville 22-21 in the third stanza to get to within one point.

The start of the decisive fourth period proved to be the undoing of the Cobbers. CC missed their first eight field goal attempts of the quarter and didn't connect on a shot from the floor until there was under 3-minutes left in the game. Concordia finished the fourth period by going 2-for-13 from the field.

The Cobbers' defense was the key to being successful against the Comets. CC held Mayville to 29.0% (18-for-62) shooting from the floor and 26.9% (7-for-26) from outside the arc.

Both teams had 44 rebounds in the game.

Outside shooting proved to be a pivotal factor as well in the game. The Cobbers went 12-for-25 from long range in their season-opening win against Minn.-Morris but made just one 3-pointer at Mayville and finished the game 1-for-12 (8.3%).

The Cobbers had a trio of players in double figures on the night. Guard Autumn Thompson went 6-for-17 from the floor and finished with a team-high 16 points. She also had six rebounds in the game.

Mary Sem added 10 points and four rebounds while MIAC Player of the Week Emily Beseman came away with a similar 10 points and collected five rebounds.

Freshman Vanessa Kedl hauled down a career-high 10 rebounds.

UP NEXT: Concordia will have less than 24 hours to prepare for their next game as they host St. Scholastica on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. The Saints are 0-1 on the year after losing to Wis.-Eau Claire in the opener.