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Young Cobbers Go Through Rebuilding Year

 After posting a 52-23 record over the preceeding three seasons, a young Cobber men's basketball team stuggled through a 3-21 rebuilding year

The Cobbers were led by  senior co-captains Jim Gillhouse ('98, Ronan, MT) and Brian Kjesbo ('98, Wendell). Gillhouse averaged 10.9 points per game and Kjesbo, a business major, earned  Academic All-MIAC honors
Brian Kesselring
Brian Kesselring
Among the several underclassmen making significant contributions were junior forward Brian Kesselring ('99, Fargo), the team's leading scorer at 12 points per game, forward Mike Wrobel ('01, Willmar), the team leader in rebounding and a member of the MIAC's All-Freshman team, and sophomore guard Micah Benson ('00, Moorhead), who was 6th in assists in the MIAC and also earned Academic All-MIAC Honors



Earlier Headlines 
3/6 Concordian Story

3/4/98
Winter 1997-98 Cobber Academic All-MIAC Athletes
Brian Kjesbo, Wendell, MN/West Central Area HS, Sr., Business
Micah Benson, Moorhead, So., Biology-Pre-Med
 

3/2/98 
Mike Wrobel named to MIAC All-First Year Student Team. Cobber Freshman Mike Wrobel , a 6-6 forward from Willmar, was one of five players named today to the MIAC's All Freshmen Men's basketball team.  Mike led the 1997-98 Cobbers in rebounding with 6.9 per game and was the Cobbers' third leading scorer with 9.3 ppg. He had the highest scoring average and highest rebounding average of any Cobber freshman in the 1990's. See also other 1997-98 All-MIAC basketball awards

2/20 Concordian Story

Feb. 16: Cobbers Beat  Hamline here 66-54 
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11/19/97 Forum Cobber Basketball Preview

1997-98 Cobber Basketball Preview

 

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1997-98 Concordia Men's Basketball
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 1997-98 Running Cobber Basketball Roster



No Name              Yr Ht   P Hometown/High School
10 Theo Parks        So 6-2  G Edmonton, Canada/Lazerte
12 Micah Benson      So 6-1  G Moorhead
14 Alex Bjork        Jr 6-2  G Colorado Springs,CO/Air Acad
20 Greg North        So 6-2  G Mt. Pleasant, Aus/Fertile
22 Trevor Peterson   Sr 6-3  G Staples, MN
24 Nick Killoran     Fr 6-1  G Buffalo, ND/Maple Valley
30 Brian Kjesbo*     Sr 6-0  G Wendell/West Central Area
32 Mike Wrobel       Fr 6-6  F Willmar, MN
34 Wade Sirny        Jr 6-6  C Minnetonka
40 Troy Becker       So 6-5  F New York Mills
42 James Gillhouse*  Sr 6-3  F Ronan, MT
44 Brian Kesselring  Jr 6-4  F Fargo, ND/South
50 Nick Jess         Fr 6-4  F Hope, ND/Page-Hope
52 Nate Malchow      So 6-8  C Aberdeen, SD/Central
   Phil Wishart      Sr 6-1  G Arden Hills/Mounds View (Injured)
* Captains
Head Coach: Duane Siverson, 7th year
Record: Career Record 249-126
Asst. Coaches: Jerry Pyle, Eric Gardner , Ray Callaghan
Student Asst Coaches: Daimen Crump, Cornelius Bishop
 
 

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1997-98 Concordia Men's Basketball
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 1997-98 Concordia Men's Basketball Schedule



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1997-98 Concordia Men's Basketball
*-MIAC
H/A Date Opponent    Time
A 11/21-22 Lakeland (Wisc.) Tourney
   11/21 vs Viterbo  L 68-73 Box
   11/22 vs LakelandW 64-61 Box
H 11/25 Moorhead St. L 61-73 Box
A 12/4  UM-Crookston L 61-77 Box
H 12/8  St. John's  *L 71-77 Box
A 12/10 Gustavus    *L 54-78 Box
H 12/13 Carleton    *L 65-82  Box
H 1/3   St. Mary's  *W 63-59 2OT Box
H 1/5   Macalester  *L 61-62 OT  Box
A 1/7   St. Olaf    *L 56-73  Box
H 1/12  St. Thomas  *L 69-85 Box
A 1/14  Hamline     *L 64-74 Box
H 1/17  Augsburg    *L 65-78 Box
A 1/21  Bethel      *L 82-71 Box
A 1/24  St. John's  *L 64-79 Box
H 1/28  Gustavus    *L 37-57 Box
A 1/31  Carleton    *L 56-78 Box
A 2/2   St. Mary's  *L 58-70 Box
A 2/4   Macalester  *L 68-71 OT Box
H 2/7   St. Olaf    *L 55-67 Box
A 2/14  St. Thomas  *L 39-72 Box
H 2/16  Hamline     *W 66-54 Box
A 2/18  Augsburg    *L 89-109 Box
H 2/21  Bethel      *L 65-79 Box

Record: 3-21 overall, 2-18 MIAC
 

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