Women’s Basketball Downs Macalester 46-30

Posted on November 29th, 2006 by

Jess Vadnais drives to the hoop.

Jess Vadnais drives to the hoop.


Brianna Radtke looks up the court for an open pass.

Brianna Radtke looks up the court for an open pass.


Julia Schultz plays defense on Macalester.

Julia Schultz plays defense on Macalester.


Bri Monahan goes strong to the hoop.

Bri Monahan goes strong to the hoop.

The Gustavus women’s basketball team defeated Macalester 46-30 on Wednesday evening on Gus Young Court. The Gusties led 12-11 after the first half and outscored the Scots 34-19 in the second half to claim the 16-point victory. Gustie Bri Monahan (Sr., Hutchinson, Minn.) led all scorers with 13 points.

Jess Vadnais (Jr., Hudson, Wisc.) started out the scoring in the first half by hitting a three-pointer a minute into the game. Monahan then scored about a minute later from down low in the paint to give Gustavus a 5-0 lead. However, Danielle Johnson made a three-point basket to cut the Gustie lead to two at 5-3. The teams were tied at 7-7 with less than 11:00 left in the half when Elise Pagel made a free throw to give the Scots their first lead of the night. That lead lasted until the 8-minute mark when Monahan scored two points to give the Gusties a 9-8 advantage. Macalester immediately reclaimed the lead when Ann Baltzer recorded a lay-up at the 7:59 mark. With 4:11 on the clock, Kenzie Consoer (Jr., Mankato, Minn.) spun towards the basket and sunk a lay-up for the final lead change of the night, which put Gustavus ahead 11-10. Each team record a free throw before the half ended with the Gusties holding on to a slim 12-11 lead.

Gustavus started the second half by scoring 9-of-11 points, which was capped off by a lay-up by Monahan and a made free throw following the play to give the Gusties a 21-13 lead. After Baltzer recorded a lay-up to cut the lead to six points, Erin Boese (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) hit a three-pointer to put Gustavus up by nine at 24-15. Vadnais capped off a 9-3 run with two free throws giving Gustavus a 33-18 lead. Katie Layman’s (Fy., Hudson, Wisc.) lay-up at the 3:32 mark gave Gustavus a 46-25 lead. The Scots closed out the game on a 5-0 run making the final score 46-30.

Top scorers for the Gusties included Monahan with 13, Vadnais with ten and Julia Schultz (Fy., Marshall, Minn.) with nine. Baltzer led Macalester with 12 points.

Gustavus (4-0 overall, 1-0 conference) will host Augsburg on Saturday afternoon on Gus Young Court.

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