SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Mustangs maintain edge over Vikings in road victory

Photo courtesy of Josh Jurgens/Augustana Sports Information SMSU’s Sadie Stelter brings the ball upcourt during their game against Augustana University on Friday. The Mustangs defeated the Vikings 60-55.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State women’s basketball team triumphed over Augustana with a 60-55 victory, to earn its first conference victory of the 2019-20 season, at the Pentagon on Friday night.

It was the first victory over Augustana on the road since the 2001-2002 season.

SMSU (6-6, 1-6 NSIC) shot 36 percent from the field (21-of-59) and 22 percent from the 3-point line (5-of-23), while Augie (6-5, 2-5 NSIC) shot 33 percent from the field (21-of-63) and 14 percent from beyond the arc (3-of-21).

Madison Gehloff led the Mustangs offensively and defensively with a career-high 20 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Jenna Borchers added 11 points and Sadie Stelter added 10, while Sara Teske and Erin Baxter each brought down six rebounds respectively.

The Vikings were led by Abby Hora who finished with 18 points.

The Mustangs used a 16-point lead, advanced in the second quarter, to hold on to the lead at the end of the first half with a 30-18 lead.

SMSU held on to the lead despite Augie making it a one-point game with under four minutes to go in the fourth quarter. A layup from Borchers would put the Mustangs back up to boost SMSU back to victory.

Southwest Minnesota State travels to Wayne, Neb., to face Wayne State today at 3:30 p.m.

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