Threesman Sets Record In Home Win

Freshman Emily Beseman drives to the basket during the first half of the Cobbers' win over Carleton. She broke a school record for most 3-point shots made in a single game.
Freshman Emily Beseman drives to the basket during the first half of the Cobbers' win over Carleton. She broke a school record for most 3-point shots made in a single game.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (12/11/19)---After Wednesday night's 64-61 win over Carleton, Concordia freshman guard Emily Beseman might want to think about changing her name to Emily THREEsman.

Beseman (which happens to rhyme with Threesman) set a school record for most 3-pointers made in a single game as she went 9-for-11 from outside the arc, finished with a career-high 27 points and helped the Cobbers win their second straight conference game. The nine made 3-pointers also ties an MIAC record for most 3-pointers made in a single conference game.   

The previous school record for most 3-pointers made in a single game belonged to Cobber Hall of Famer Brandi Rostad who made seven against Hamline in 2001.  

Concordia is now 4-5 in all games and 2-2 in conference play. Carleton, who handed St. Benedict its first loss of the season on Monday, is now 3-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.

The game belonged to Threesman as she continually hit clutch long-range shots and helped the Cobbers pull away from the Knights in the second half. Carleton would tie the game after a 12-0 run with under 3-minutes to play but then Threesman connected on her final 3-pointer of the game to give CC a 62-59 lead with 2:00 left to play in the second half.

Carleton would cut the margin to one point at the 1:10 mark before junior guard Rachel Hoernemann sealed the win with a pair of clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds.

Concordia finished the game by shooting 46.4% (13-for-28) from outside the arc. The 13 made 3-pointers is the most since Jan. 5 of last season when CC knocked down 15 long-range shots against St. Olaf.

One of the big advantages for the Cobbers came under the basket where Concordia limited Carleton's chances at multiple possessions as they outrebounded Carleton 32-18 and held the Knights to just one offensive rebound.

The 18 rebounds is the fewest by a Cobber opponent and least since the 2016 season when CC held Carleton to only 15 rebounds on Feb. 3.

The Cobbers have now outrebounded their opponents in seven of the nine games this season.

Threesman was one of three Cobber players to finish in double figures in scoring for the game. Mary Sem had 11 points and Bailee Larson added 10.

Threesman, Larson, Hoernemann and Vanessa Kedl all had six rebounds to lead the Cobbers.     

UP NEXT: Concordia will put their 2-game win streak on the line when they head south to St. Peter to take on Gustavus on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 26 but was postponed due to winter weather. The Gusties are ranked 25th in the latest D3hoops.com poll and are 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the MIAC.   

MIAC SINGLE GAME RECORD 3-POINT FIELD GOALS (MIAC GAMES)
9 - Emily Beseman, Concordia vs. Carleton; 12.11.2019

9 - Shannon Rene, Augsburg vs. Carleton; 01.16.2010
9 - LaShay Holt, St. Catherine vs. St. Olaf; 01.16.2016
8 - Melissa Young, Gustavus at Macalester; 01.25.1992
8 - Jane Ruliffson, Macalester vs. Gustavus; 12.07.1992
8 - Bethany Koehler, Carleton at St. Olaf; 02.16.2002
8 - Mindy Schmit, Saint Benedict vs. Carleton; 12.06.2008
8 - Kelsey Carpenter, Gustavus at St. Olaf; 02.08.2017
7 - Brandi Myers, Concordia at Hamline; 01.24.2001
7 - Mackenzie Wolter, St. Olaf at Saint Benedict; 02.16.2013