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The Concordian  - January 19, 2001 

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Snowden, Cobbers battle MIAC
Joe Albert, The Concordian

Senior guard Joe Snowden has a knack for scoring points. He also has a knack for scoring them when his team needs them most, getting six of Concordia’s nine points in the overtime session to propel the Cobbers past Macalaster, on Saturday, 68-61.


“His shots were all tough ones going to the basket, and [he also made 7 of 8] free throws,” said head coach Duane Siverson of Snowden’s overtime heroics.
Snowden led the Cobbers in scoring with his 21 points. He also played solid defense and came up with 5 steals against the Scots. “Our defense was awesome in overtime,” said Siverson. “They didn’t get a good shot.”


Jeff Ubben also chipped in 10 points and was the only other Cobber to put up double-digit numbers.
The Cobbers also held a 40-29 rebounding edge in the game.
Rebounds didn’t come as easily for the Cobbers on Wednesday, Jan. 10 when ex-Cobber Mike Wrobel and his St. Thomas teammates returned to Concordia. The Cobbers, playing their third game in five days, got off to a slow start and St. Thomas took an early 17-5 lead. Wrobel owned the boards in the first half, hauling down 10 rebounds before twenty minutes had elapsed. By halftime, the Cobbers had closed the gap to 35-29 in favor of St. Thomas, even though Snowden, their leading scorer for the season, was 0-6 from the field. The Cobbers pulled to 63-60 with 2:18 remaining in the game when Snowden nailed a three. St. Thomas responded with a basket of the two-point
variety. A half-minute later, with the Tommies up 65-60, Snowden again hit a trey and brought the Cobbers within two. The Cobbers had chances to score in the final 90 seconds, but never put
the ball in the basket. Snowden’s desperation shot at the end of regulation never made it to the rim and the Cobbers lost their second straight game, 65-63. The Cobbers shot under 50 percent from the line, a statistic that wasn’t overlooked by Siverson. “You can’t shoot free throws so poorly and not execute a last second play and win,” he said. “We didn’t take care of our own business.”

Snowden overcame his poor first half shooting and finished the game with 14 points. Kevin Gilchrest led the Cobbers with 15 points. A 69-68 win over St. Mary’s on Monday, and a 67-52 loss to St. John’s on Wednesday moved Concordia’s record to 5-4 in the MIAC, and 8-5 overall.

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Female cagers capture three three more wins
Kara Murray, The Concordian

The Concordia women’s basketball team revived its winning streak, Saturday, topping Macalester 70-58. And on Monday they made it two in a row, with an 82-62 victory over St. Mary’s. 
 “Our conference is so even at this point that it comes down to whoever wants it more, “ said senior Brandi Myers.
Against Macalester, the Cobbers took a 37-28 lead into the locker room at halftime, shooting an impressive 16 out of 32. Macalester remained within 10 points of the Cobbers for most of the
second half, pulling down 43 rebounds to Concordia’s 31. But Concordia held the lead at the final buzzer, ending the game ahead 70-58.   “We have been focusing on our game, “ Myers said.  “We want our offense to be in sync and [we also want to keep] our defensive aggressiveness. “ 

A strong inside game and unstoppable defense gave Concordia the Monday win over St. Mary’s. The Cobbers controlled from the beginning, winning the tip and establishing an early eight-point lead. After a series of turnovers for both teams, the Cobbers pulled away from the Cardinals to a 38-23 halftime lead. The second half saw an even stronger Concordia team build a 26-point lead over the Cardinals. Concordia ended with an 82-62, 20 point win. “We were very fired up for the game against St. Mary’s, “ Myers said. “We wanted it more[than they did. “Myers credits new coach, Sara Cepek, as the reason for the Cobbers success this season. “She has kept us going through a tough season, “ Myers said.  “She always prepares us well for each team. "

On Wednesday the Cobbers grabbed another win, defeating previously unbeaten and nationally ranked St. Bens, 71-55. The Cobbers boast an 8-2 record in the MIAC, and are 10-3 overall.

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Wrestlers preparing for conference challenges
Nate De Cock, Sports Editor

Only two Cobber meets have bothered to keep scores. Eight meets in all, though, have prepared Concordia’s wrestlers for their upcoming tests at the end of the season. Head coach Doug Perry says that the his team is still learning but looks to succeed, and end at least third at Conferences in February. “It’s a young team that’s still adjusting to college,” said Perry. “But they’re all scrappers, and their sights are set high.”
Perry sights several who’ve enjoyed success, including freshmen Jesse Barnacle and Cory Winter, and juniors Zach Schroeder and Rory Olson. Barnacle in particular has been a solid player, notching 10 wins so far for the season. It’s the team’s performance, though, that for Perry is paramount. And
its health and mind-set are keys to his approach. “We’d like to do well at the end of the season, when the meets we compete in are most important,” said Perry. “To do so we need to heal our injuries, and work on and maintain good mental attitudes.”
Next for the Cobbers is a meet at the University of Mary, tomorrow morning at 9. MIAC Duals follow Friday and Saturday, at Augsburg, and Conferences are at St. Johns, on February 24.