Women's basketball: Cobbers blow by Oles in fourth quarter to win sixth straight

Concordia erased a six-point deficit by outscoring St. Olaf 24-8 in the fourth quarter and extended its winning streak on Wednesday.

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Concordia erased a six-point St. Olaf lead with a big fourth quarter and the Cobbers rolled to a 61-52 win in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game on Wednesday at the Skoglund Center.

The Oles led by five points at halftime and by six heading into the final 10 minutes. But Concordia outscored them 24-8 in the fourth quarter.

The Cobbers didn't shoot well, hitting just 3 of 23 3-pointers and finishing at 39 percent shooting overall. But they had 14 steals to the Oles' three and forced 22 total St. Olaf turnovers while turning it over 12 times.

Emily Beseman led the Cobbers with 17 points and she had six rebounds and four steals. Makayla Anderson had 13 points and six rebounds and Carlee Sieben finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and six steals. Symone Beld had nine points and six boards.

The Cobbers have won six games in a row and 10 of their last 11. They are 14-3 overall and 11-3 in the MIAC, tied with Bethel (11-3 MIAC, 11-6) for second place in the conference standings behind Gustavus (12-2 MIAC, 15-2).


Concordia faces a big matchup against Bethel at home at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. On Monday, Jan. 30, the Cobbers take on fourth-place St. Benedict (10-4 MIAC, 13-4) at 7:15 p.m.

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