Basketball Gameday: Concordia at St. Benedict

MIAC women’s basketball

St. Benedict (4-4 MIAC, 7-4 overall)

vs. Concordia (7-2 MIAC, 9-3 overall)

Game time: 7:30 p.m., Claire Lynch Hall.

Broadcast: WVAL-AM 800.

About the Blazers: St. Benedict is riding a two-game winning streak after beating St. Olaf 66-51 on Saturday at Claire Lynch Hall. The Blazers are now tied with the Oles for fifth place in the MIAC standings.

Head coach Mike Durbin now has 602 career victories. When he reaches 604, it will mark 600 victories in tandem with longtime assistant coach Denny Johnson.

Starting lineup

PG – Annie Dittberner (5-7, Fr., New Prague H.S.) 5.4 ppg 2.0 rpg

W – Brianna Barrett (5-7, Sr., Annandale H.S.) 13.8 ppg 3.4 rpg

W – Tish Alexander (5-9, Sr., Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.) 10.1 ppg 5.8 rpg

F – Morgan Dale (5-10, Sr.,, Jamestown, N.D.) 10.1 ppg 11.6 rpg

P – Mattie Lueck (6-0, So., Pequot Lakes H.S.) 9.6 ppg 4.5 rpg

About the Cobbers: Concordia rolled past St. Catherine 70-38 on Saturday led by 13 points from junior Erin Januschka.

The St. Cloud Cathedral graduate is averaging 9.3 points per game off the bench. Senior Alexandra Lippert is averaging 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Junior Alley Fisher is averaging 11.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. The Cobbers are currently in fourth place in the MIAC standings.

Starting lineup

G – Alley Fisher (5-7, Jr., Fargo, N.D.) 11.2 ppg 2.6 rpg

G – Erika Jossart (5-7, Sr., Bismarck, N.D.) 5.5 ppg 3.6 rpg

G – Greta Walsh (5-5, Fr., Litchfield H.S.) 9.6 ppg 2.8 rpg

F – Alexandra Lippert (6-4, Sr., Willmar H.S.) 11.3 ppg 6.8 rpg

F – Olivia Johnson (5-10, So., Walcott, N.D.) 6.8 ppg 5.3 rpg

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