ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/08/20)--- Concordia was outscored 24-6 in the third quarter and lost 79-53 at St. Thomas. The Cobbers inched their way back into the game with the Tommies before the halftime break but then UST went on a 19-4 run to start the second half and seal the victory.
The loss drops Concordia's record to 8-13 on the season. CC is 6-10 in the MIAC and tied for seventh place in the league standings. St. Thomas, who has only lost once since the start of the 2020 calendar year, is now 17-4 in all games and 13-3 in conference play.
Like the men's game in the first half of the basketball doubleheader in St. Paul, Concordia never led in the game. St. Thomas made the first field goal, the Cobbers tied the game on a Mary Sem layup and then UST went on a 20-8 scoring streak to end the first quarter and take control of the game.
The Cobbers were able to cut the lead to 11 points late in the second quarter but then St. Thomas rallied and exploded in the second half.
Concordia finished the game by outscoring the Tommies 23-16 in the fourth quarter.
The Cobbers shot 31.1% (19-for-61) from the floor and 25.0% (5-for-20) from outside the arc. St. Thomas knocked down seven more long-range shots and finished the game by shooting 37.5% (12-for-32) from distance and 44.6% (29-for-65) from the floor.
Concordia was outrebounded 44-38 and the Tommies held a 30-24 advantage in points in the paint.
Freshman Emily Beseman led all scorers with 21 points. She went 8-for-12 from the floor and 2-for-3 from outside the arc. She also chipped in four rebounds and two assists.
Sem was the only other Cobber player with more than nine points. She finished with 12 points and had a pair of rebounds.
Elizabeth Birkemeyer had a team-high eight rebounds and added five points and three rebounds.
INSIDE STAT INFO: Sophomore guard Autumn Thompson continues to climb the Cobbers' single-season 3-point list. Thompson went 3-for-7 from outside the arc and ended the game with nine points. Her three made shots from outside the arc give her 54 for the season which moved her into eighth place on the school's single-season made 3-pointers list.
Concordia 3-Pointers Made (Single Season)
1. 71- Cathy Johnson – 1990-91
2. 58 - Alley Fisher - 2014-15
T3. 57 - Brandi Myers - 2000-01
T3. 57 - Brandi Myers – 1998-99
T5. 56 - Greta Walsh - 2015-16
T5. 56 - Alley Fisher - 2013-14
7. 55 - Annie Keeley - 2006-07
8. 54 - Autumn Thompson – 2019-20
UP NEXT: Concordia will look to get back on the winning track when they host St. Olaf on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:15 p.m. The Oles are a similar 8-13 overall but are 5-11 in league play.
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