Basketball Gameday: St. Benedict at Hamline

MIAC women’s basketball

St. Benedict (6-6 MIAC, 9-6 overall)

at Hamline (3-10 MIAC, 4-12 overall)

Game time: 7:30 p.m., Hutton Arena, St. Paul.

Broadcast: WVAL AM 800.

About the Blazers: St. Benedict is coming off an 85-73 loss to league-leading St. Mary’s Saturday and now sits in sixth place in the MIAC standings.

Senior wing Brianna Barrett ranks fourth in the MIAC in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. Senior Morgan Dale leads in the conference in rebounding with an average of 10.8 per game.

Starting lineup

PG – Annie Dittberner (5-7, Fr., New Prague H.S.) 5.1 ppg 1.9 rpg

W – Brianna Barrett (5-7, Sr., Annandale H.S.) 15.2 ppg 3.3 rpg

W – Tish Alexander (5-9, Sr., Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.) 10.3 ppg 5.4 rpg

F – Morgan Dale (5-10, Sr., Jamestown, N.D.) 9.7 ppg 10.8 rpg

P – Mattie Lueck (6-0, So., Pequot Lakes H.S.) 10.2 ppg 4.8 rpg

About the Pipers: Hamline fell 79-78 to St. Benedict when the two teams met on Dec. 9 in St. Joseph. The Pipers beat St. Catherine 66-58 Monday. It was their second win in a row after a five-game losing streak.

Junior guard Jordan Sammons leads the MIAC in scoring with an average of 22.3 points per game and ranks second to Dale in rebounding with an average of 10.6 per game.

Starting lineup

G – Makenzie Lee (5-5, Jr., Coon Rapids H.S.) 2.9 ppg 2.4 rpg

G – Chloe Graves (5-5, Fr., Denver, Col.) 9.3 ppg 2.6 rpg

G – Emily Behrman (5-6, So., Delano H.S.) 4.8 ppg 4.8 rpg

G – Jordan Sammons (5-8, Jr., Apple Valley H.S.) 22.3 ppg 10.6 rpg

F – Rachel Usgaard (5-8, Jr., West Lutheran H.S.) 6.0 ppg 4.6 rpg

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