Women’s Hoops Back Home Wednesday, Hosts Carleton

Posted on January 30th, 2018 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s basketball team returns home Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff against Carleton. The Gusties enter the conference matchup 15-4 overall and 9-3 in the MIAC, while the Knights are 7-12 overall and 4-8 in the league.

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The Series: Wednesday’s game marks the 76th meeting between Gustavus and Carleton in women’s hoops with the Gusties holding a 53-22 advantage in the all-time series. The Gusties are currently riding a 16-game win streak in the series with their last loss against Carleton on Jan. 21, 2009 (51-46). The two teams faced each other in Northfield, Minn. earlier this season as Gustavus came out on top 72-48. Carleton committed 28 turnovers and 15 Gusties saw time on the floor.

Gustavus jumped out to a 6-0 lead to start the game and never trailed. The Gusties led 20-12 after the first quarter and increased their lead to 36-23 at halftime. The visitors continued to add to their advantage in the second half, leading by as many as 27 points.

Gustavus shot 50.9 percent and limited to Knights to 32.6 percent. Miranda Rice (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) led the team with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor. Justine Lee (Jr., Dawson, Minn.) and Kendall Thompson (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) added 10 points apiece.

Scouting the Knights: Carleton is on a four-game losing streak, most recently falling 64-61 to St. Catherine on Saturday. Its last win came on Jan. 13 at Concordia (64-53). Four Knights average double figures, led by 14.1 points per game from Katie Chavez. Cece Leone, Samantha Cooke, and Sarah Waldfogel average 10.9, 10.8, and 10.2 points, respectively. Anne Hamilton leads the team on the glass with 8.9 rebounds per game. As a team, the Knights shoot 38.7 percent from the floor and average 61.1 points.

100: Miranda Rice played in her 100th career game in Saturday’s 77-47 win at St. Olaf. Only 16 players before Rice have played in 100 games at Gustavus with Bri Radtke (2006-10) and Kate Sandvig (2000-04) tied for the record at 108 games. The Gusties have six games remaining in the regular season and potentially up to three games in the MIAC playoffs, meaning Rice has a chance at setting the program record for most games played.

 

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