Basketball Gameday: St. Benedict at Macalester

MIAC women’s basketball

St. Benedict (2-4 MIAC, 5-4 overall)

vs. Macalester (1-5 MIAC, 2-7 overall)

Game time: 7:30 p.m., Leonard Center, St. Paul

Broadcast: WVAL-AM (800)

About the Blazers: St. Benedict coach Mike Durbin gets another chance to earn his 600th career victory and the Blazers will attempt to post their first victory since a 76-73 win at Gustavus on Dec. 11.

The team then fell at St. Thomas and again 63-59 at Bethel last Saturday in its first game after the holiday break. A scheduled home game against Augsburg Monday was postponed because of the cold weather.

Starting lineup

PG – Annie Dittberner (5-7, Fr., New Prague H.S.) 5.7 ppg 2.1 rpg

W – Brianna Barrett (5-7, Sr., Annandale H.S.) 14.2 ppg 2.8 rpg

W – Tish Alexander (5-9, Sr., Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.) 9.8 ppg 2.4 rpg

F – Morgan Dale (5-10, Sr., Jamestown, N.D.) 9.9 ppg 11.9 rpg

P – Mattie Lueck (6-0, So., Pequot Lakes H.S.) 10.4 ppg 4.8 rpg

About the Scots: Macalester is coming off a big 57-55 win over Gustavus on Monday.

Sophomores Erin Murray and Katelyn Kack each finished with 12 points to lead the way. Murray is averaging a team-best 11.2 points per game this season.

Starting lineup

G – Erin Murray (5-7, So., Sparta, Wis.) 11.2 ppg 2.8 rpg

G – Emma Leyden (5-8, Sr., Berkley, Calif.) 5.2 ppg 3.7 rpg

G – Taylor Pike (5-5, Sr., Ashland, Neb.) 4.9 ppg 2.7 rpg

F – Park Masterson (6-0, Fr., Poway, Calif.) 2.8 ppg 4.7 rpg

P – Veronika Jakubovie (6-3, Sr., Maple Grove H.S.) 9.0 ppg 8.0 rpg

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