Women’s bball upsets Gustavus, plays in MIAC finals Saturday

The women’s basketball team didn’t get the memo about five seeds not belonging in the MIAC playoff finals.

St. Thomas is crashing the MIAC championship game after going on the road Wednesday to win 63-60 in a barn burner over two-seed Gustavus. Junior Rachel Booth, who finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, led St. Thomas as junior Jazmin Townsend added 14 points, including the game-winning free throws after violently colliding with Gustavus junior Molly Mathiowetz.

Gustavus sophomore Molly Geske had a game-high 23 points and sophomore Colleen Ruane chipped in 11 points for the Gusties.

St. Thomas will play at St. Benedict’s at 3 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph for the MIAC championship.

Check back for photos and a full game recap.

Jordan Osterman can be reached at jrosterman@stthomas.edu