The Gustavus women’s basketball team remained unbeaten in MIAC play with an important 86-60 win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday afternoon at Gus Young Court in Saint Peter. The Gusties depth appeared to take over in the second half as they outscored the Cardinals 46-30 and pulled away for the 26-point victory.
The first half was very closely played as both teams held the lead at various different times. Gustavus used a 9-0 run in the last 4:15 of the half to take a 10-point, 40-30 lead at the intermission.
The second half saw Saint Mary’s cut the Gustie lead to four points at 47-43 with 14:31 left in the game, however Gustavus countered with an 8-0 run that pushed the lead back to 12 at 56-44 at the 11:45 mark. The Cardinals could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the game.
Gustavus held a significant edge at the free throw line. The Gusties made 26-of-35 from the charity stripe, while Saint Mary’s converted only nine-of-18 attempts. The Gusties also held a significant edge on the boards hauling down 46 rebounds compared to 32 for Saint Mary’s. Gustavus shot 47.5 percent from the field in the game (16-33), while the Cardinals shot 39.7 percent (23-58).
Joining Angie Peterson in double figures for Gustavus were Kristin Kachelmyer with 14 points, Jennifer Klohs with 12 and Kelly Van Norman with 10. Saint Mary’s was led by Angie Arrington with 21 followed by Ashley Luehmann with 13.