The Free Press, Mankato, MN


December 18, 2013

College basketball notebook: Coach feeling better about Mavericks' toughness


Jordan Dick leads the Gusties at 14.6 points per game, shooting 61.4 percent from the field, including 61.1 percent from 3-point range. Brody Ziegler is averaging 13.0 points and shooting 69.4 percent from the field. Sergio Najera has 34 rebounds, with 16 on the offensive end.

Gustavus Adolphus women: The Gusties (4-2, 1-2) have lost two straight and wrap up the pre-holiday schedule with a home game against Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.

Britta Rinke leads the team in scoring at 16.5 points per game. Julia Dysthe has a team-best 22 steals, while Karina Schroeder leads the team with 18 blocked shots. Dysthe has made 19 of 20 free throws.

Bethany Lutheran men: Senior Jacob Wensmann is the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference player of the week after putting up 42 points and 10 rebounds in a pair of games last week. He’s averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Darin Haugh is averaging 10.8 points and 4.5 assists.

Bethany (1-7) and opponents have both made 100 free throws. Wensmann leads the team with 24 free throws and 31 attempts. The Vikings host Coe College tonight.

Bethany Lutheran women: The Vikings (1-6) have lost six straight heading into Friday’s game against Maranatha Baptist at Watertown, Wis. Bethany has been outscored by 23 points in the first half of games and 60 in the second half.

Jade Pelzl is averaging 15.0 points and has made 20 3-pointers, almost half of the team’s total. Kasslin Swenson is averaging 14.1 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Rudy Ruffin leads the team with 17 steals.

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