The Gustavus women’s basketball team used its stingy team defense to limit Macalester to 14 points in the first half and went on to claim a convincing 64-37 win at home on Monday night. The 14 points allowed in the first half was just one point off the school record of 13 set in December of 1988 against Carleton. Junior post Kristin Kachelmyer led all Gustavus with 14 points.
The Gusties got off to a slow start offensively scoring only 11 points in the first 10 minutes of the game, however a great defensive effort limited the Scots to only two points during that stretch. Gustavus slowly pulled away and led 30-14 at the end of the half.
Coach Mickey Haller’s squad outscored the Scots 12-4 to start the second half and extended their lead to 24 points at 42-18 at the 16:02 mark. The Scots would get no closer than 20 the rest of the game, while the Gusties held their biggest lead at 34 (61-27) with 4:20 left in the game.
Three players scored in double figures for Gustavus including Kachelmyer with 14, Jennifer Klohs with 12 and Angie Peterson with 10. Sarah Jacoby was Macalester’s leading scorer with 10 points.
Gustavus will go on the road to play St. Thomas on Wednesday, while Macalester will stay and the road and play St. Mary’s in Winona.