St. Thomas women post 59th conference win in row

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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.).