The Gustavus women’s basketball team picked up its third straight win and ninth win in its last ten games with an 87-68 win over Augsburg in Minneapolis on Monday night. The Gusties raced out to a 13-0 lead and never looked back on their way to the convincing victory. Molly Mathiowetz led Gustavus with 17 points and eight rebounds.
The Gusties shot very well in the contest making 32-of-55 shots from the field (58.2 percent), and 19-of-25 from the free throw line (76.0 percent). Katie Layman led the way making 7 of her 12 shots, while Mathiowetz made 6 of her 10 shots and Molly Geske made 6-of-9 from the field. Gustavus recorded 26 assists on its 32 made baskets including a team high 10 by Bri Radtke.
Gustavus, which led by as many as 17 points in the first half led by 15 points (47-32) at the intermission. In the second half, the Gusties continued to pull away extending its lead to as many as 25 points on two different occassions.
Double figure scorers for Gustavus included Mathiowetz with 17 points, Layman with 15, and Geske with 13. Coleen Ruane and Abby Rothenbuehler contributed nine points each.
With her 10 assists in the game, senior guard Bri Radtke moved passed Sara Johnson (337, 1981-85) into third place all-time in career assists at Gustavus. Radtke, who currently has 344 assists, needs 28 assists to move past Janelle Bahn (371, 1987-90) into second place on the Gustavus career assist list.
The Gusties (16-3, 14-2) will continue league play with an important contest at Macalester (11-8, 11-5) on Wednesday. The Scots handed Gustavus one of its two league losses when they knocked off the Gusties 73-61 in St. Peter on January 4.