Minneapolis – Thanks to standout performances from Julia Dysthe (Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) on the perimeter and Karina Schroeder (So., Lake Crystal, Minn.) on the blocks, the Gustavus Adolphus women’s basketball team closed the 2013 portion of its schedule with a 66-51 victory over Augsburg College at Si Melby Hall. The Gustie duo missed just five shots all night and turned in career-high scoring performances. Dysthe led the way with 25 points and Schroeder added 23, as Gustavus snapped its two-game slide and is now 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the MIAC. Augsburg drops to 3-4 overall and 0-4 in the MIAC with the loss.
After a back-and-forth opening 10 minutes, the Gusties allowed Augsburg just one point and finished the half on 16-1 scoring-run in the final 11:24.
Schroeder led all scorers in the opening half with 12 points on 3-of-6 shooting. It was in the second half, however, that Karina and Dysthe came alive. Neither player missed a shot and went a combined 11-for-11 from the field in the half. Dysthe scored 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting, and Schroeder scored 11 points after going 5-for-5.
The Gusties shot 75-percent from the field in the second half and finished 23-for-43 (53.5%) in the game. Gustavus went 5-for-12 (41.7%) from three-point range and 15-for-22 (68.2%) from the free throw line.
In the game, Dysthe recorded six assists and went 9-for-11 from the field, 2-for-2 from three, and 5-for-5 at the line. Schroeder recorded her third double-double of the year with 15 rebounds (12 defensive) and went 8-for-11 from the floor and 7-for-10 at the line.
Augsburg shot 30.5-percent (18-59) from the field, 29.6-percent (8-27) from three, and 41.2-percent (7-17) at the line. The Auggies were led by Jill Tichy and Abbey Luger who scored 16 and 13 points, respectively.