The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team held on for a 62-59 win over Hamline last night in MIAC action. The Cardinals held Hamline to 33 percent shooting and shot 21 more free throws than the Pipers.
Jessica Thone was the only player in double figures for Saint Mary’s with 18 points. Thone also went over 1,000 points for her career during the game becoming just the tenth player in program history to score 1,000 points.
Saint Mary’s improves to 13-3 overall and 10-3 in the MIAC. The Cardinals are just a game behind St. Thomas and Concordia for first place in the conference and Saint Mary’s hosts St. Thomas tomorrow night.
The Saint Mary’s men turned it over 26 times and lost to Hamline 94-78. Hamline shot 58 percent from the field and their 94 points were a season high for them. Freshman Will Swiggum finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds and was just one point away from his career high for points which he set on Saturday. Evan Pederson finished with 22 points and Michael Burfeind dropped in 17.
Saint Mary’s drops to 3-14 overall and 2-10 in conference play.