Basketball Gameday: St. Olaf at St. Benedict

MIAC women’s basketball

St. Benedict (3-4 MIAC, 6-4 overall)

vs. St. Olaf (4-3 MIAC, 6-4 overall)

Game time: 3 p.m., Claire Lynch Hall, St. Joseph

Broadcast: WVAL-AM (800)

About the Blazers: St. Benedict head coach Mike Durbin got his 600th win when his team snapped a two-game losing streak that spanned both ends of a three-week holiday break with a 65-40 win at Macalester Wednesday night.

Ten different players scored for the Blazers led by senior Morgan Dale who finished with 13. Dale is averaging 10.2 points and an MIAC-best 11.3 rebounds per game this season.

Starting lineup

PG – Annie Dittberner (5-7, Fr., New Prague H.S.) 5.3 ppg 2.0 rpg

W – Brianna Barrett (5-7, Sr., Annandale H.S.) 13.9 ppg 3.2 rpg

W – Tish Alexandria (5-9, Sr., Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.) 9.6 ppg 5.7 rpg

F – Morgan Dale (5-10, Sr., Jamestown, N.D.) 10.2 ppg 11.3 rpg

P – Mattie Lueck (6-0, So., Pequot Lakes H.S.) 9.8 ppg 4.9 rpg

About the Oles: St. Olaf fell 75-54 to St. Thomas Wednesday. Freshman Betsey Daley led the way with 15 points and senior Elise Raney added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Sophomore Kim Kerjan leads the team in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game. Raney is averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

Starting lineup

G – Kim Kerjan (5-11, So., Colorado Springs, Col.) 14.7 ppg 5.8 rpg

G – Lauren Gutierrez (5-11, So., Littleton, Col.) 4.0 ppg 3.6 rpg

G – Brittany Weber (5-8, Sr., St. Louis Park H.S.) 2.8 ppg 3.4 rpg

P – Emily Wahlberg (6-3, So., Phoenix, Ariz.) 7.6 ppg 5.7 rpg

P – Elise Raney (6-3, Sr., Eagan H.S.) 11.7 ppg 7.9 rpg

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