Women’s Basketball Tops Martin Luther 87-46

Posted on November 17th, 2018 by

Hailey Sorenson goes over a defender for a lay up. (photo courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports)

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SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s basketball team posted a second straight convincing victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating Martin Luther 87-46 to improve to 2-1.

The Gusties shot well at 55 percent from the field, including 50 percent from the three-point line. The home team also forced 25 turnovers with 17 steals.

Justine Lee (Sr., Dawson, Minn.) led Gustavus with 13 points, shooting 5-for-6 with three treys. She also tallied three assists and two steals. Kendall Thompson (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Gabby Bowlin (So., Winona, Minn.) reached double figures as well with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Maddie Wagner (So., New Richland, Minn.) led the team off the bench with nine points, five rebounds, and three steals.

“Today was a good opportunity for us to get some minutes for our less experienced players,” Head Coach Laurie Kelly said. “I thought we set the tone right away but still had to focus on playing Gustie basketball. We shot the ball well and our shot selection, from an inside-out game, was good.”

After three minutes of trading buckets to start the game, the Gusties went on a 25-4 run to close out the first quarter and never looked back. Eighteen players got in the game with 12 players scoring points.

Gustavus next hosts Buena Vista at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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