Running Cobber Basketball 1982-83

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Basketball team takes MIAC crown

The  Concordia College men's basketball team won its second straight Minnesota Intercollegiate  Athletic  Conference championship in 52 years.

Concordia chalked up a 14-4 won-lost record in the MIAC and ended  17-8 overall in regular season Garrett Byrneplay.

With three games remaining in the season, the Cobbers clinched the MIAC title Feb. 20 by defeating last-place St. Mary's  College,  Winona, Minn., by a score of 70-67. The win gave the Cobbers a berth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 13 playoffs.

In first-round play on March 5, Concordia played Northern Intercollegiate Conference runner-up  Southwest State University, Marshall, Minn. After a slow start that put the Cobbers at a 10-point deficit, Concordia came back and scored 17 unanswered points to win the contest 100-88.

In the NAIA District 13 final on March 9, the Cobbers were pitted against St.  John's University, Collegeville, Minn. Each team had earned a win over the other in two games played earlier in the season.  In the title game, St. John's 60 percent field goal success rate proved to be more than the Cobbers could handle. Concordia was knocked out of further post-season competition by a score of 84-70.

Prestigious NAIA District 13 and all-MIAC honors were garnered  by two Cobber seniors for their outstanding performance on the season. Seven-foot center Garrett Byrne, Bloomington, Minn. and 6-foot-1  guard Ricky Simpson, Atlanta, were named to the 12-man squad. This was Byrne's second straight all-MIAC honor. He was the MIAC MVP. Cobber coach John Eidsness was also named MIAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Cobber players receiving honorable mention positions on the all-MIAC team were seniors Jon Eide, Fargo, N. D. and Kerry Nelson, Wahpeton N.D., and junior Dale Moe Duluth, Minn.
 

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1982-83  Roster


John Reiwer,
Bob Nelson,
Robert Booker,
Craig Woihowe,
Mitch Moser,
Brad Willis,
Ricky Simpson,
Dale Moe
Kurt Larson,
Soren Hauge,
Garrett Byrne,
Kerry Nelson,
Jon Eide,
Coaches John Eldsness, Bill Quenette, Duane Siverson

Mgr. Matthew Lemke, Mgr. Doug Kovash
 



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1982-83  Schedule


 Opponent       Results

 Bethel       *W 68-59

 Macalester   *W 61-59

 Gustavus     *W 64-59

 St. Olaf     *W 78-65

 St. John's   *W 75-63

 St. Thomas   *W 87-84

 Augsburg     *W 70-59

 St. Mary's   *W 69-68

 Hamline      *L 54-56

 Bethel       *W 68-63

 Mayville      L 71-86

 Valley City   L 62-68

 MSU           W 82-68

 Bemidji       L 79-98

 MSU           W 56-55

 Macalester   *W 50-42

 Gustavus     *W 84-72

 St. Olaf     *W 90-75

 St. John's   *L 53-56

 St. Thomas   *W 78-71

 St. Mary's   *W 70-67

 Augsburg     *L 55-59

 Hamline      *L 45-52

 St. Scholast  W 72-56

 Duluth        L 64-65

 Southwest     W 100-88

 St. John's   *L 70-84



 Record: Overall 18-9, MIAC 14-4, 1st

 Coach: John Eidsness


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1982-83  MIAC


 SCHOOL            W   L

 Concordia         14  4  18  9

 Augsburg          12  6

 Bethel            12  6

 St. John's        12  6

 St. Thomas        10  8

 Macalester        8   10

 Gustavus          7   11

 Hamline           7   11

 St. Mary's        5   13

 St. Olaf          3   15

 Concordia - 3rd Championship


 

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82-83 Season Stats




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82-83 All-MIAC



 Prestigious NAIA District 13 and all-MIAC honors were garnered  by two Cobber seniors for their outstanding performance on the season. Seven-foot center Garrett Byrne, Bloomington, Minn. and 6-foot-1  guard Ricky Simpson, Atlanta, were named to the 12-man squad. This was Byrne's second straight all-MIAC honor. He was the MIAC MVP. Cobber coach John Eidsness was also named MIAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Cobber players receiving honorable mention positions on the all-MIAC team were seniors Jon Eide, Fargo, N D and Kerry Nelson, Wahpeton N.D., and junior Dale Moe Duluth, Minn.

1982-83 ALL. MIAC TEAM
Garrett Byrne, Sr (MVP) Concordia
Ricky Simpson, Sr Concordia
John Wiehoff, Jr St. Johns
Ralph Turner, Sr St. Johns
Brian Ammann, So Augsburg
Dave Meslow, Sr Augsburg
Mark Hanson, Sr Gustavus
Ward Prine, Fr St. Olaf
Jason Velgersdyk, Sr Bethel
Bill Lawson, Sr Bethel
Tim Dillon, Sr St. Thomas
Terry Brehn, Sr St. Mary's



 
MIAC FINAL

BASKETBALLSTATS

1983

SC0RING                  G       FG      FT      PTS     AVG

Brian Ammann, Augsburg   18      150     104     404     22.4

Mark Hanson, Gustavus    18      128     109     365     20.3

Sean Higgins, St. Thomas 18      123     61      307     17.1

Garrett Byrne, Goncordia 16      114     35      263     16.4

Ward Prine, St. Olat     18      120     54      294     16.3

Terry Brehn, St. Mary's  18      124     42      290     16.1

Tim Dillon, St. Thomas   18      117     45      279     15.5

John Wiehoft, St. John's 18      115     49      279     15.5

Jason Velgersdyk, Bethel 18      119     39      277     15.4

Dave Meslow, Augsburg    18      112     40      264     14.7

Mike Hipp, Macalester    18      103     57      263     14.6

Rahn Hagberg, St. DIat   18      99      64      262     14.5

Rick Simpson, Concordia  18      105     49      259     14.4

Dion Wolter, Bethel      18      94      60      240     13.3

Joel Hanson, St. Thomas  17      88      41      217     12.8

Willie Green, St. Mary's 18      93      44      230     12.7

Brian Buggs, Hamline     17      86      42      214     12.6

Roger Stippel, Hamline   18      79      57      215     11.9

Jim Kennedy, St. Mary's  18      92      25      209     11.6

Craig Johanns, Hamline   18      76      44      196     10.9
FIELO GOAL ACCURACY      G       FGA     FGM     PCT

Don Wolter, Bethel        18      162     94      58.0

Jim Dillon, St. Thomas    18      207     117     56.5

Garrett Byrne, Concordia  16      204     114     55.9

Kevin Augustine, Augsburg 14      81      45      55.5

Ward Prine, St. Olaf      18      218     120     55.0

Pahn Hagberg, St. Olaf    18      180     99      55.0

Jason Velgersdyk, Bethel  18      221     119     53.9

Mike Hanley, Bethel       17      122     64      52.5

John Wiehoft, St. John's  18      220     115     52.3

John Hnastchenko, Thomas  18      96      50      52.1

Brad Willis, Concordia    18      171     89      52.0

Owayne Nordstrom, Bethel  18      118     61      51.6

Eddie Jones, Augsburg     18      96      49      51.0

Roger Stippel, Hamline    18      155     79      50.9



FREE THROW ACCURACY      G       FTA     FTM     PCT

Steve Copeland, Gustavus 16      28      25      89.3

Mike Hipp, Macalester    18      66      57      86.4

Mark White, Macalester   18      101     67      86.1

Mike Hamill, Macalester  18      50      42      84.0

Ralph Turner, St. John's 18      67      56      83.6

Curt Eischens, Augsburg  18      46      38      82.6

Scott Nelson, St. Olat   18      23      19      82.6

Mark Hanson, Gustavus    18      136     109     80.1

Ward Prine, St. Olat     18      68      54      79.4

Brian Ammann, Augsburg   18      131     104     79.4

Roger Stippel, Hamline   18      72      57      79.1

Paul Westling, Hamline   16      60      46      77.0

John Hnastchenko, STU    18      47      36      76.6




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