Women’s Basketball Hosts Saint Mary’s Saturday Afternoon

Posted on December 8th, 2018 by

Kendall Thompson. (photo courtesy of SPX Sports)

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s basketball continues its MIAC home stand Saturday as it plays host to Saint Mary’s at 1 p.m. The Gusties enter the contest 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the MIAC, while the Cardinals are 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the league.

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GUSTAVUS GAME NOTES

THE SERIES

Today’s game marks the 77th meeting between the Gustavus and Saint Mary’s women’s basketball programs with the Gusties leading the series 52-24. Gustavus has won the last three meetings, most recently winning 65-38 on Jan. 10 last season. The Gusties limited the Cardinals to 31 percent shooting and held the second leading scorer in the league to nine points.

SCOUTING THE GUSTIES

Gustavus snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday with a 70-56 win over Macalester. After eight games this season, Gustavus averages 68.9 points and allows 58.1 points per game. The Gusties shoot 41.4 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from three-point range. Kendall Thompson leads the team with 13.1 points per game. She also averages 5.3 rebounds per game and had a team-high 31 steals. Justine Lee and Paige Richert average 12.4 and 11.0 points per game, respectively. Richert leads the team on the boards with 5.9 rebounds per game.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS

Saint Mary’s are winners of five of its last six games, most recently defeating Concordia 66-55 on Wednesday. The Cardinals average 68.4 points and allow 64.3 points per game. They shoot 39.0 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from three-point range. The Cardinals are strong on the boards with a +7.0 rebound margin. Brooklyn Paulson leads the offense with 13.6 points per game, shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from beyond the arc. Maggie Robertson is next in line with 9.9 points per game. Rachel Kedl paces the team on the blocks with 8.7 rebounds per game and is third in scoring with 8.3 points per game.

 

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