The Gustavus Adolphus women’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker on Monday night to Carleton College in overtime 79-88 at West Gym in Northfield, Minn. This is the second conference loss for the Gusties in six days. The Gusties fall to 9-2 in the MIAC and 11-3 overall, while the Knights improve to 10-1 in the MIAC and 13-1 overall.
The Gusties were led in scoring by Angie Peterson with 25 points. Kristin Kachelmyer scored 11 points, while Sara Boldt and Bri Monahan both contributed 10 points. The Knights were led in scoring by Megan Vig with 22 points. Beth Freeman scored 18 points and Kristi Colbenson contributed 17 points.
The Gusties trailed by 12 points with 6:29 to go in the first half and cut the lead to two points (44-46) before the intermission. Gustavus tied the score right away after the break and took the lead with 16:37 left in the game. The Knights would trail the entire half until Megan Vig hit a jumper to tie the game at 75-75 with seventeen seconds left on the clock. Vig’s jumper was the ninth tie of the night and forced the game into overtime.
The Knights outscored the Gusties 13-4 in the overtime with nine of the 13 points from the free-throw line. The Knights shot 90 percent (9-10) from the line in the overtime and 78.6 percent (22-28) from the line for the evening. The Gusties went cold in the overtime making only two out of six shots from the field, zero for one from the three-point line and zero for two from the free-throw line.
The Knights secured the second position in the MIAC standings, while the Gusties move into third place ahead of Concordia College. The Gusties return home on Wednesday to defend their undefeated record at home (5-0) against Augsburg College (3-8 MIAC, 3-11 overall) in Saint Peter.