After two seasons as head women's basketball coach at Lewis & Clark, Pamela Findlay is taking over at Macalester, meaning both Lewis & Clark head basketball coaching positions are turning over this offseason.
Erin Murray (So., Sparta, Wis.) led the way with 23 points, taking advantage of six three-pointers as Macalester held off visiting St. Olaf for a 61-58 victory over the Oles at the Leonard Center in St. Paul. The Scots snap out of a nine-game slump and improve to 4-20 overall, 3-18 in the MIAC.
Gustavus went out to a 40-24 halftime lead and went on to topple Macalester 71-49 at the Leonard Center. The Gusties shot 45% and advance to 12-8 on the season, 9-8 in MIAC play. Macalester drops to 3-17 overall and 2-15 in the MIAC.
St. Mary’s kept its hold on the top spot in the MIAC standing, shooting 48% and making 9-of-17 from outside the three-point arc, to beat Macalester 75-52 in Winona. The Scots were held to 33% shooting and were out-rebounded 47-32.
Visiting St. Benedict held Macalester to 20% shooting on the night to gain a 65-40 win in St. Paul. Morgan Dale and Emily Lueck scored 13 points apiece for the well-balanced Blazers (6-5 / 3-4 MIAC), who gave head coach Mike Durbin his 600th collegiate basketball coaching victory.
Macalester’s 2013-14 women’s basketball season got off to a good start for the Scots, who won a close and exciting 57-53 contest over St. Scholastica at the Quinlivan & Hughes Tip-Off Tournament at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
Upset-minded Macalester led MIAC-leading Concordia by a couple points after a closely-contested opening period, but the Cobbers came out strong in the second half and went on to beat the Scots 66-45 at the Leonard Center.
Hamline stormed out to a 34-14 halftime lead and held off Macalester for a 52-43 win at the Leonard Center. The Pipers improve to 9-10 on the season and 9-7 in the MIAC, while the Scots drop to 4-15 overall, 3-13 in league play.
Macalester forced overtime with a late run and received career high scoring totals from Erika Weimann, Carmen Whitehead and Erin Murray, but visiting St. Catherine netted the first eight points of overtime, going on to win 82-82.
Macalester’s first appearance on its home court in a month was spoiled by Gustavus, which shot 56% to beat the Scots 66-56. The Gusties claim their eighth game in a row and stay tied on top of the MIAC standings.
St. Benedict led by four points with 2:18 to play and out-scored the hosts 8-2 the rest of the way to gain a 57-47 MIAC victory over Macalester at the Leonard Center. The Blazers out-scored the Scots 18-2 from the free throw stripe and improve to 5-2 on the season.
Northwestern-Roseville trailed by a point at halftime, but held the Scots to 20 second half points to gain a 59-50 decision over Macalester at the Leonard Center. The Eagles were 7-for-16 on three-pointers to spoil Mac’s home opener.
Macalester opened its season in Colorado Springs with a defensive-minded game against Nebraska Wesleyan. In a contest where the two teams combined to shoot just 32% from the field, NWU held off the Scots 52-40.
Carried by its seniors, Macalester finished the 2011-2012 campaign with a victory over Hamline 72-67 Saturday afternoon at the Leonard Center. The Scots closed out the season at 12-13 overall and 10-12 in the MIAC for an eighth-place finish in the final standings.
Macalester out-scored the MIAC’s top offensive team 39-24 in the second half to knock off Gustavus Adolphus 65-56 at the Leonard Center on Pink Zone Day. The women’s basketball team wore pink uniforms for this event, which raised funds for the Kay Yow Foundation to fight breast cancer.
Macalester closed out the game with a 7-0 run, scoring all of its points from the foul line, to turn a tie game with two minutes left into a 56-49 win over Augsburg in Minneapolis. Held to just 19 first half points, the Scots shot 55% in the second period to come from behind.