Women’s Basketball Enters League Play Hosting Concordia

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by

Gustavus vs. Concordia College
Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Location: St. Peter, Minn. | Gus Young Court
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GAME NOTES

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team enters Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday evening, hosting Concordia College at Gus Young Court. The 5-0 Gusties are set to tip off against the 3-3 Cobbers at 5:45 p.m.

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Setting the scene: The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team heads into Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday evening at Gus Young Court, hosting Concordia College. The Gusties enter with a 5-0 overall record while the Cobbers are 3-3 on the season. Gustvaus most recently earned its fifth win of the season last Saturday, defeating Buena Vista University by a score of 83-71 to remain undefeated.

The series: Wednesday’s contest marks the 76th all-time meeting between Gustavus and Concordia with the Cobbers holding a 54-21 record over the Gusties. A season ago, Gustavus defeated Concordia in overtime fashion by a score of 75-72 in Moorhead, Minn.

Scouting the Cobbers: Concordia College has begun the 2016-17 campaign with a 3-3 record. The Cobbers most recently competed in the Rocky Mountain Thanksgiving Classic and came out with a win and a loss. As a team, Concordia has averaged 55.7 points per game and has shot 37.4 percent from the field. Senior guard Greta Walsh has led the Cobbers thus far, averaging 16.3 points per game.

Gustavus notables: 

– The Gusties’ 5-0 start marks the best start of the season since the 2008-09 Gustavus squad began its season with a 6-0 record.

– Gustavus ranks first in the MIAC, averaging 18.2 steals a game. Additionally, the Gusties rank first in field goal percentage, shooting 46.5 percent.

Mikayla Miller (Jr., Goodhue, Minn.) recently earned the MIAC Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week after averaging 30 points per game last week. Miller established a career-high 34 points in the 67-47 win against UW-La Crosse, followed by a 26-point performance in the Gusties’ 83-71 win against Buena Vista. Miller missed only one of her 20 free throw attempts (.950) and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the charity stripe against Buena Vista. She also averaged 3.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in those two games and shot 51.4 percent from the floor. Miller ranks second in the MIAC in scoring at 19.6 points per game.

 

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