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St. Thomas Men's Basketball sank 17 shots from 3-point range and ran its winning streak to nine with Wednesday night's 97-53 defeat of visiting Gustavus at Schoenecker Arena.

The Tommies (9-1 overall, 5-0 MIAC) used first-half runs of 18-0 and 36-4 to build a 54-18 halftime lead.

This was the sixth time this season the Toms surpassed 80 points, and the 17 treys were their second most in program history.

Fifteen different St. Thomas players scored and 11 different Toms made at least one 3-point basket. The Purple shot 55 percent from the floor, made all eight shots at the foul line, and had only eight turnovers.

Inside players Elijah Hannah (11 points), G.T. Johnson (10) and Connor Bair (10) combined for 31 points and 13 boards while making 12 of 16 shots.

St. Thomas is home Saturday to play Hamline (3 p.m.).


Women's Basketball

Lucia Renikoff scored 13 points and Sarah Krynski made all four of her shots and closed with nine points as No. 3-ranked St. Thomas Women's Hoops scored a 77-55 win over host Gustavus Wednesday night in conference play.

The Tommies (11-1 overall, 5-0 MIAC) ran their conference win streak to 59 as they shot 66 percent from the field. The Purple share the MIAC lead at 5-0 with Augsburg, two games ahead of the nearest pursuers.

Gustavus (6-6, 3-2) is now 37-4 on its home floor since mid-January 2016, including an 0-4 mark against the Tommies and an unbeaten run against everyone else.

Bobbi Brendefur scored 12 points to lead St. Thomas' 34-9 advantage in bench points. The Tommie backups sank 14 of 18 shots and all four free throws.

The game was tied after one quarter, but the Tommies used a 12-1 run en route to a 36-26 halftime lead.

St. Thomas is home Saturday to play Hamline (1 p.m.).