Women’s Hoops Keeps the Ball Rolling, Defeats Augsburg 60-39

Posted on December 10th, 2022 by


SAINT PETER, Minn. — The Gustavus women’s basketball team won its third straight game, and third straight MIAC matchup, defeating Augsburg 60-39 Saturday afternoon. The Gusties improve to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the MIAC.

The Auggies took the lead early in the first quarter, but the Gusties took over at 10-9 and never looked back. A 12-point scoring run gave the Gusties a 27-12 lead over the Auggies in the second quarter, thanks to eight points from Emma Kniefel (Jr., Medford). The Gusties kept their foot on the accelerator, heading into the locker room after the first two frames leading 31-16.

The Auggies put up 10 points in the third to bring the lead difference within 13, but they couldn’t slow down the Gustie offense. Kylie Baranick (So., Maple Grove) tallied five third quarter points, keeping the scoring at 10-10 through the third. The Gusties padded their lead by 19 in the fourth, finishing the game with an 21-point lead, 60-39.

Morgan Kelly (So., Saint Peter) finished the game with the team lead in points at 14. Kniefel finished with 10 points of her own and a team-high three steals. Izzy Quick (Fr., Brooklyn Park) knocked down a team-high eight rebounds, while Anna Sanders (Sr., Vandnais Heights) led the team with six assists.

The Gusties are off until Dec. 30, when they close out the 2022 year with a game at Luther. The team will return to Gus Young Court on Jan. 4, hosting Bethel for a 7 p.m. matchup.


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