The Winona State and Saint Mary’s women's basketball teams match up on Sunday at McCown Gymnasium. The game will be a regular season game for Winona State but an exhibition for Saint Mary’s. The Winona State women will look to reload after last year’s 21-11 season. The Warriors lost their top three scorers from last season who accounted for 66 percent of their scoring. Starters Abby Busch and Kelsey Andrist return after averaging 9.6 points and 6 points respectively.
Saint Mary’s lost two first team all-conference players from last year’s team that went 22-5 and beat Winona State during the exhibition season. The Cardinals do return starters Courtney Eurle, Bridget Pethke and Sara Schoenthaler. Eurle averaged 9 points and 6.7 rebounds while Pethke had a strong freshman season at point guard averaging 7 points. Schoenthaler was a defensive star for the Cardinals. Sunday’s game starts at 3:00.