The Gustavus women’s basketball team improved its overall record to 3-0 with a hard-fought 62-58 win over Concordia College at Gus Young Court in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties pulled it out in the final minutes as they outscored the Cobbers 6-2 in the final 1:43 to remain undefeated in the season. The key play turned out to be a three-point basket by senior guard Angie Peterson that gave Gustavus a 59-56 lead with 1:21 left in regulation play. The Gusties were led by Angie Peterson with 17 points, while Concordia was led by Mandy Pearson with 10. Gustavus improves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the MIAC, while Concordia falls to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the MIAC.
The first half was very evenly played, however Gustavus held the lead from the opening tap. The Gusties led by as many as nine points at 20-11 with 7:30 left in the half. The Cobbers outscored Gustavus 6-0 in the final two minutes to pull within one at 28-27 at the intermission.
Concordia came out fired up in the second half and outscored Gustavus 9-0 in the first five minutes to take a 36-28 lead. The Gusties used an 8-0 run midway through the half to tie the game at 43-43 with 8:58 left to play. The game was tied five different times down the stretch. The last tie was 56-56 with 1:43 left to play.
Gustavus placed two players in double figures including Peterson with 17 and Jennifer Klohs with 14. Gustavus shot 38.9 percent from the field (21-54), while Concordia 35.1 percent (20-57). The Cobbers outrebounded the Gusties 46-30, however Gustavus forced Concordia into committing 27 turnovers.