The Gustavus women’s basketball team remained unbeaten in MIAC play with a convincing 82-41 win over Hamline at Gus Young Court on Saturday afternoon. Angie Peterson led Gustavus with 19 points, four rebounds and eight steals. The Gusties improve to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the MIAC.
Looking to rebound from its first loss of the season on Tuesday to Whitworth, the Gusties came out fired up against the Pipers. Coach Mickey Haller’s squad jumped out to a 15-6 in the first five minutes of play and Hamline would get no closer the rest of the game. Leading 21-12 with 10:54 left in the first half, Gustavus went on a 9-0 run over the next two minutes pushing its lead to 30-12. The Gusties outscored the Pipers 13-9 the rest of the half and led 43-21 at the intermission.
Gustavus continued its dominance in the second half by limiting Hamline to six points in the first ten minutes of play while increasing its lead to 37 (64-27) at the 10:11 mark. The Gusties increased their lead to as many as 45 points (78-33) with 4:30 left in the game.
Joining Angie Peterson in double figures for Gustavus were Kristin Kachelmyer with 12 points and Jennifer Klohs with 11. Hamline was led by Erin Petrich with nine points. The Gusties shot 51.7 percent from the field (31-60) and 78.9 percent from the free throw line (15-19). Hamline shot 30.8 percent from the field (16-52) and 80.0 percent from the free throw line (8-10).