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Lady Cobbers reach "Elite Eight"

The Lady Cobber basketball team won its fourth MIAC title in five years by posting a 19-1 conference record, capturing the title on the last day of the regular season with a 75-73 win at St. Ben's. This young team, led by its lone senior, point guard Becky Ehnert, New York Mills, Minn., then went on to capture its third National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title in four years with a thrilling 81-77 overtime victory over MIAC runner-up St. Thomas in the Cobber gym.

The West Region championship put the Lady Cobbers in the nation's top eight Division III schools. But a 70-65 road loss in the NCAA's quarterfinal game to Centre College of Danville, Ky., ended Concordia's 24-5 season.

In Ehnert's four-year career her Lady Cobber teams compiled a record of 103 wins and 15 losses. She dished Out 598 career assists, the second highest total in Cobber history.

Coach Duane Siverson, 144-30 in his six years as head coach, will have a lot of talent returning next year. This season's top four scorers will be back, including junior all- American Michelle Thykeson, Finley, N.D. (17.8 points per game), who was also named Kodak all-American as one of the 10 best players in Division III; sophomore Cathy Johnson, Milbank, S.D. (11.4 ppg); junior Rhonda Schneekloth, Tower City, N.D. (10.2 ppg); and junior Kim Fierke, Mountain Iron, Minn. (8.6 ppg).

Thykeson, named the MIAC's Most Valuable Player, was joined by Ehnert and Johnson on the coaches' all-MIAC team. SchneeIdoth and Fierke received honorable mention in all-conference voting, and Fierke, a business administration major, also earned academic all-MIAC honors.
 



 1989-90 Lady Cobber Basketball 24-5


  MIAC Women's Basketball 1989-90
 Final          MIAC  Overall
 1. Concordia   19-1  24-5
 2. St. Thomas  18-2  23-5
 3. St. Ben's   16-4  21-7
 4. Gustavus    14-6  17-9
 5. Bethel      11-9  15-10
 6. Carleton     9-11 14-11
 7. St. Mary's   8-12 10-15
 8. Macalester   6-14 11-14
 9. St. Olaf     5-15  9-17
 10.Augsburg     3-17  7-18
 11.Hamline      0-20  0-25

 1989-90 Lady Cobber Women's Basketball Roster
 No Name               Yr Pos Ht  Hometown
 10 Kelly Cornell      So  G  5'8  Thief River Falls
 12 Karen Spilde       So  G  5'6" Moorhead
 14 Melissa Plante     Fr  G  5'8  Little Falls
 20 Becky Ehnert       Sr  G  5'5  New York Mills
 22 Trisha Vorachek    So  G  5'6  Alexandria
 24 Cathy Johnson      So  G  5'6  Milbank, SD
 30 Becky Wilson       Fr  F  5'9  Bemidji
 32 Kristi Schultz     Fr  G  5'6" Wheaton
 42 Kim Fierke         Jr  P  6'0  Mt. Iron
 44 Rhonda Schneekloth Jr  F  5'10 Tower City, ND
 50 Kara Shaw          Fr  P  6'0  Proctor
 52 Michelle Thykeson  Jr  P  6'2  Finley, ND
 54 Jackie Reese       So  F  5'10 New London

 Head Coach: Duane Siverson
             6th year (record: 144 wins 30 losses)
 Assistants: Jerry Pyle, Jennifer Fraase

 89-90 Lady Cobber Basketball Results
 Date    Opponent    H/A   Score
 11/21 * St. Mary's   H   W 77-61
 11/24   NDSU         H   L 81-95
 11/28   UM-Duluth    A   L 59-69
 12/6  * Carleton     H   W 97-64
 12/9  * Gustavus     A   W 85-69
 12/16   Moorhead St. A   W 96-92
 12/21   Valley City  H   W 74-66
 12/30-31 Colorado College Tourney
  12-30  Univ of Scranton L 59-60
  12-31  Knox College     W 89-42
 1/3   * Bethel       H   W 65-48
 1/6   * St. Olaf     A   W 79-51
 1/8   * Hamline      A   W 86-53
 1/10  * Augsburg     H   W 96-37
 1/15  * St. Ben's    H   W 75-63
 1/17  * St. Thomas   A   L 73-75
 1/20  * Macalester   H   W 75-45
 1/22  * St. Mary's   A   W 66-60
 1/24  * Carleton     A   W 91-69
 1/27  * Gustavus     H   W 82-66
 1/31  * Bethel       A   W 69-54
 2/3   * St. Olaf     H   W 84-44
 2/7   * Augsburg     A   W 108-63
 2/14  * St. Thomas   H   W 62-54
 2/17  * Macalester   A   W 96-50
 2/21  * Hamline      H   W 94-48
 2/24  * St. Ben's    A   W 77-75
 (* MIAC games)
 NCAA West Regional (at Concordia)
 3-2 Colorado College H   W 76-63
 3-3 St. Thomas       H   W 81-77 OT
 NCAA Quarterfinal (Danville, Ky)
 3-10 Centre College  A   L 65-70

 Record: 19-1 in MIAC (1st), 24-5 overall
  Lady Cobber Basketball Season Stats (28 gms)
Missing final game
           GMS PPG   RPG   FGs   FG% FTs   FT% AS TO ST BL
Thykeson    28 18.2  7.4 206-356 58 97-125 78  39 56 67 38
Johnson     27 11.4  1.1 121-270 45 26-39  67  63 45 43  4
Schneekloth 28 10.4  4.5 122-205 59 48-71  68  39 51 37  4
Fierke      28  8.6  6.4  93-197 47 54-86  63  24 49 21 15
Plante      24  8.5  1.6  92-180 51 20-28  72  26 27 24  7
Reese       21  5.6  3.1  43-94  46 31-49  63  15 30 14  7
Vorachek    24  5.1  0.9  52-120 43 17-24  71  61 40  9  1
Wilson      23  5.4  1.9  50-120 42 19-32  59  29 31 18  0
Shaw        27  4.5  4.3  51-103 49 20-46  43  23 24 17 12
Ehnert      28  3.7  1.6  42-87  48 19-35  54 179 63 56  2
Schultz     20  2.7  1.1  23-58  40  8-14  57  80 27 24  0
Cornell     15  1.8  1.9  10-24  42  7-14  50   7  6  6  0
Spilde       4   .5   .0   0-3       2-3   67   0  0  1  0
               
 Team Stats    FGs   FG% 3-PT   FTs    FT%  PPG RPG
 Cobbers    914-1839 50 46-117 378-579 65  80.4 35.4
 Opponents  677-1665 41 61-183 296-470 63  61.6 30.7
               
               

 1989-90 All-Conference:  Michelle Thykeson 
                          (MIAC-MVP, Kodak All- American) 
 Cathy Johnson, So.                 Concordia 
 Becky Ehnert, Sr.                  Concordia
 Laurie Trow, Fr.                   St. Thomas
 Mickey Jurewicz, Jr.               St. Ben's 
 Katherine Frewing, So.             Carleton
 Deb Schultz, Sr.                   St. Ben's
 Joyce Spanier, Jr.                 St. Ben's
 Lisa Nordeen, Sr.                  Carleton
 Allison Rostberg, Jr.              Bethel
 Jane Rullifson, So.                Macalester
 Leisha Johnson, Sr.                Gustavus
 Amy Springer, Jr.                  St. Thomas
 Cindi Aarsvold, Sr.                Bethel
 Brenda Weisenberger, Jr.           St. Mary's
Box Scores
 Lady Cobbers 76  Colorado College  63  3/2/90
            FG   FT  PTS REB AS TO ST PF
Thykeson   14-20 1-1  29  10  0  1  1  0
Schneekloth 7-10 4-6  18  3   4  0  4  3
Ehnert      2-3  0-0   4  1   2  0  1  1
Johnson     1-11 0-0   2  0   2  0  1  0
Fierke      2-6  2-4   6  10  3  3  0  4
Wilson      2-4  0-0   4  4   1  3  0  0
Plante      2-7  0-0   4  1   1  1  0  1
Reese       0-2  4-4   4  2   0  1  1  0
Schultz     0-1  2-2   2  1   4  3  1  0
Cornell     0-0  0-0   0  1   0  1  0  1
Spilde      0-0  0-0   0  0   0  0  0  0
               
 Team Stats   FG     FT  REB AS TO ST PF HALF
Cobbers     31-63  14-20 35 18 17 13 15  40
Colorado    25-67   8-10 15 12 25  8 17  25
           
   Lady Cobbers 81  St. Thomas 77   3/3/90
                FG   FT  PTS REB AS TO ST PF
 Thykeson   3-11 10-10 16  9   1  0  0  2
 Schneekloth 3-8  0-0   6  2   1  1  2  4
 Ehnert      4-7  2-3  10  4   10 2  2  5
 Johnson     7-10 4-5  22  1   2  4  0  3
 Fierke      3-7  1-2   7  3   1  3  1  2
 Wilson      3-7  1-2   9  1   0  0  3  1
 Plante      3-5  0-0   6  0   0  1  3  2
 Shaw        2-3  1-2   5  3   0  1  0  2
 Schultz     0-1  0-2   0  1   4  3  0  1
               
 Team Stats   FG     FT  REB AS TO ST PF HALF
 Cobbers     28-59  19-26 28 19 15 11 22  34
 St. Thomas  30-64  16-26 47 11 17 11 21  37
    
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