Women’s basketball continues historic season

Dominick Ingram, Staff Writer

The Augsburg women’s basketball team won its 16th game last weekend, breaking the single-season school record for wins with their victory over Concordia-Moorhead. The previous mark of 15 had been accomplished twice in the program’s history.

    Augsburg led 30–18 at the half, but in the third quarter, the Auggies outscored the Cobbers 30–10 to double their point total and up their lead to as many as 34. Concordia looked outmatched, committing 19 turnovers compared to the Auggies’ nine and also shot 32.6 percent (14-of-43) from the floor while Augsburg shot 42.6 percent (29-of-68).

     The Auggies used all 15 players in their resounding 69–45 win on Saturday with nine of those players getting into the scoring column. Tamira McLemore led the Auggies, scoring a game-high 22 points in only 22 minutes and also added to her impressive stat line with four rebounds and four steals. McLemore now has 988 career points, putting her within reach of joining the elite group of those who have scored more than 1,000 points in their career. Only six other players have achieved that feat in program history. Jazmyn Solseth was all over the court, scoring 13 points while recording three rebounds and three assists to go along with a block and two steals.

     The Auggies now sit at 11–1 in MIAC play, which ties its previous record of 11 conference wins. With six games remaining in the 2018–19 regular season and the playoffs looming, Augsburg looks to surpass St. Thomas in the MIAC standings to reach the top spot of the conference and continue to rewrite the record books.

     The Auggies look to keep this impressive run going as they start a stretch of four games in seven days starting with Saint Mary’s on Saturday and ending with the much-anticipated matchup versus St. Thomas on Feb. 9.

This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2019 issue.