Women’s Basketball Heads to Macalester Wednesday Night

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s basketball team continues its road trip Wednesday night at Macalester. The Gusties enter the contest 7-8 overall and 4-4 in the MIAC, while the Scots are 3-12 overall and 1-7 in the league.




The Gustavus women’s basketball team took on Macalester on Dec. 5 and came away with a 70-56 victory at Gus Young Court.

After struggling of late from behind the arc shooting 2-34 in their past two games, the Gusties finally started to see some shots go down from three-point range going 5-15 in the contest.

The Gusties saw three starters reach double figures with Justine Lee leading the way with 16 points to go along with four steals. Kendall Thompson and Paige Richert also filled up the stat sheet with Thompson tallying 13 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and five steals, while Richert notched another double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

As a team, the Gusties out-rebounded the Scots 29-25 and won the offensive rebound battle 14-5 which helped them win second chance points over Macalester 12-6.

Holly Hull and Tyana Loiselle led the Macalester offense with 16 and 12 points, respectively.


Gustavus is aiming to snap a two-game losing skid and has lost four of its last five games. Through 15 games, the Gusties average 65.3 points and allow 59.0 per game, while shooting 39.6 percent from the field. Rebounding has favored opponents by +1.1, but the Gusties are winning the turnover battle by a +7.2 margin per game. Justine Lee leads the offense with 13.8 points per game and has a team-best nine blocks. Kendall Thompson averages a team-high 5.5 rebounds along with 12.7 points. Paige Richert also averages doubles figures with 10.5 points paired with 5.1 rebounds per game.


Macalester is 1-1 in its past two games, defeating St. Olaf 75-51 last Wednesday followed by a 65-56 loss at Saint Mary’s on Saturday. Through 15 games, the Scots average 56.6 points and allow 63.9 per game. They shoot 34.7 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from three-point range. Macalester also hauls in 37.8 rebounds per game. Justine Barraza leads the offense with 11.8 points per game, while shooting 30.3 percent from the floor. Katherine Podoll averages 5.3 rebounds and 9.6 points.


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