St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s basketball team will make the 15-mile trek to Mankato, Minn. to take on NCAA Division II opponent MSU, Mankato on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Taylor Center. General admission tickets for tonight’s contest will cost $10 for adults and $5 for youth, ages 5-17. Gustavus students with a school issued ID card will gain free entry to the game courtesy of the Minnesota State Athletics Department.
The Gusties enter the weekend with a 1-1 overall record after opening the year with a pair of non-conference tests in Storm Lake, Iowa last weekend. The Black and Gold fell 67-45 in the season-opener on Friday night against Simpson, then rebounded with a 68-51 victory over Buena Vista on Saturday night. The Gusties shot 37.6-percent from the field, 18.2-percent from three-point range, and 73-percent at the free throw line on the weekend.
Kelsey Florian (Roseville, Minn.) and Julia Dysthe (White Bear Lake, Minn.) enter tonight’s game as Gustavus’ leading scorers. Florian is averaging 13 points per game with nearly half of her points coming from the charity stripe from which she is 12-for-17. Dysthe is shooting 47.6-percent from the field and is averaging 12 points per game.
After a pair of victories last weekend over Black Hills State (91-60) and South Dakota School of Mines (79-66) in Aberdeen, S.D., the MSU, Mankato women’s basketball team returns to the Taylor Center for a four-game homestand beginning with tonight’s matchup.
The Mavericks are shooting 46.6 percent from the field after their opening weekend and are led in scoring by a trio that includes Aubrey Davis, Ali Wilkinson, and Karlee Gengenbacher. Davis leads the way with a 15 ppg average and a 58.8-percent field goal shooting percentage. Wilkinson is averaging 13.5 ppg and is shooting 57.1-percent from the field and 83.3 from the free throw line. Gengenbacher averages 11.5 ppg and is shooting 40.9-percent from the floor and 62.5-percent from three-point range.