Women’s Basketball Can’t Keep Up With St. Thomas, Falls 90-56

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by

Lindsey Johnson scored 17 points in Wednesday night's loss to St. Thomas.

Lindsey Johnson scored 17 points in Wednesday night’s loss to St. Thomas.

St. Paul - The Gustavus Adolphus women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with St. Thomas’s high-powered offense in Wednesday night’s 90-56 loss at Schoenecker Arena.  The Tommies shot over 60-percent from the field and forced 25 Gustavus turnovers to run away with the victory.  Gustavus heads into its season-finale on Saturday at 13-11 overall and 10-11 in the MIAC, while St. Thomas improves to 20-4 overall and 18-3 in the MIAC.

With the scored tied at 8-8 with 15:51 left in the opening half, St. Thomas opened up a nine point lead after going on a 12-3 scoring-run.  Gustavus didn’t go away quietly and battled back to come within three points (27-24) by the 7:55 mark.  Three points was all the closer Gustavus would come, as St. Thomas closed the half on a 14-3 run.

The Tommies never looked back in the second half, continuing to add to their lead throughout the second half.

Gustavus finished the game 19-for-44 (43.2%) from the field, 1-for-7 (14.3%) from three-point range, and 16-for-26 (65.4%) at the line.  St. Thomas was red-hot from the field throughout the night, going 35-for-58 (60.3%) from the floor, 9-for-15 from three (60%), and 11-for-12 (91.7%) at the line.

Both Lindsey Johnson (So., Edina, Minn.) and Karina Schroeder (So., Lake Crystal, Minn.) scored 17 points to pace the Gustavus offense.  Johnson went 5-for-12 from the field, 1-for-2 from beyond the arc, and 6-for-7 at the line, while Schroeder went 6-for-8 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line.

St. Thomas out-rebounded Gustavus 36-20 and scored 35 points off Gustavus’s 25 turnovers.

Taylor Young was the game’s leading scorer with 16 points off 6-for-13 shooting from the floor.  A total of five Tommies finished in double-figures.

The Gustavus women’s basketball team still seeks a playoff spot as it heads into the regular season finale on Saturday.  The Gusties will to secure a playoff position when they travel to St. Paul to face St. Catherine at 3:00 p.m.

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