Second-half run pushes W. Basketball past Macalester

Second-half run pushes W. Basketball past Macalester

ST. PAUL – Leading 34-24 at halftime, St. Thomas women's basketball opened the second half with a 19-2 run that pushed the Tommies on to a 77-44 win over Macalester College on Wednesday night at the Leonard Center. 

With the win, St. Thomas improves to 4-0 on the season and opens MIAC play 1-0. The Scots drop to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. 

The Tommies forced 22 Macalester turnovers, scoring 21 points off those takeaways. St. Thomas also dominated points in the paint, outscoring the Scots 46-12.

Senior Gabby Zehrer led three Tommies in double-figure scoring with a season-high 20 points. She converted 8-of-10 shooting from the floor, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from behind the three-point line. 

Kaitlin Langer followed with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, and freshman Sarah Krynski came off the bench to add 11 points in her first career double-figure scoring game.

A pair of reserves led the Scots in scoring. Vivi Gregorich led the way with 11 points, while Lauren Clamage followed with 10, making 2-of-3 treys and knocking down all four of her free throws.

The Tommies will be back in action on Saturday when they travel across the river to Minneapolis for a meeting with Augsburg.  That game is set for a 1 p.m. start.