SAINT MARY'S VS. CONCORDIA / SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2007 / SMU GYM / 3:00 P.M.

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5-15 MIAC / 7-17 Overall
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#22: K. Tanke
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#10: J. Freudenberg
#12: N. Hanson
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#14 A. Keeley
#30: D. Benham
F
#22: M. Hageman
#42: J. Weisbrod
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#40: S. Sorbo
#52: D. Dehning
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#34: L White



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Last Action
The Cardinals saw their two-game winning streak come to a screeching halt, Wednesday, as Bethel netted 16 of 27 second-half free throws to pull away from SMU 65-56 in Arden Hills, Minn. … Concordia, meanwhile, won for the sixth time in their last eight games — and snapped a two-game losing streak — with an 85-48 win over Augsburg in its home finale Wednesday.

Last Meeting
The Cardinals managed just 20 points in the game’s opening 20 minutes and never recovered, falling to Concordia 64-42 on Jan. 17, 2007, in Moorhead, Minn.

A Year Ago
Concordia picked up a pair of MIAC wins against SMU a year ago, winning 53-47 on the Cobbers home floor on Dec. 7, then topping SMU 60-41 on Jan. 29. … 

Cardinal Notes

Kelly Tanke
Team-leading
43 3-pointers

Jessica Weisbrod (Rollingstone, Minn.) and Kelly Tanke (La Crosse, Wis.) accounted for 29 of SMU’s 56 points vs. Bethel, as Weisbrod netted 17 and Tanke added 12. It marked the 20th time in SMU’s 24 games that either Weisbrod or Tanke has led the team in scoring. … Tanke and Weisbrod have been the perfect inside-outside combination for the Cardinals, with 43 of Tanke’s 93 field goals coming from behind the 3-point line, while Weisbrod has netted all 110 of her field goals from inside the arc. … Weisbrod has now scored in double figures in 12 of the Cardinals’ last 14 games. … Weisbrod and Tanke are both averaging in double figures, boasting 12.6 and 10.3 ppg averages, respectively. … The Cardinals have scored fewer than 60 points in six of their seven wins. On the flip side, Wednesday’s 56-point effort was the second-most scored by SMU in a loss this season — second only to a 66-61 overtime loss to St. Olaf on Jan. 31. … The Cardinals, who snapped an 11-game road losing streak with last Saturday’s 58-45 win at Augsburg, closed out their season with just two wins in 14 games away from home. … As a team, the Cardinals rank No.1 in the MIAC in offensive rebounds (267, 13.35 orpg), while Weisbrod has pulled down a conference-leading 64 offensive boards (3.20 orpg).

Cobber Notes
With Wednesday’s win, the Cobbers snapped a two-game losing streak. … Concordia has won six of its last eight and 11 of its last 14. … The Cobbers have been a streaky team all season — all eight of their losses have come in four, two-game spurts, while their wins have been amassed by a two-game, a three-game, and two five-game winning streaks. … Concordia has played in three overtime games, going 2-1. … Wednesday’s win vs. Augsburg marked the fifth time this season the Cobbers have scored 80 or more points. … The Cobbers have already locked up their fifth straight MIAC playoff berth, and have qualified for the conference tournament in six of the seven years it has been held. … Annie Keeley broke the school’s career 3-point field goals in the Cobbers’ loss at Bethel on Feb. 7. Keeley now has 166 3-pointers in her career.