The Minnesota State women’s basketball team (8-5) will play their final series of this season this weekend at home against the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears (10-4).
The Mavericks are fourth in the NSIC standings with a conference record of 7-4, while the Golden Bears are one seed higher with a conference record of 8-4.
The Mavericks have one four of their last five games, most recently sweeping the Upper Iowa Peacocks at home last weekend. CSP is in the same boat as the Mavericks, winning four of their last five, but losing their most recent match with the Winona State Warriors in a close 68-67 game and splitting the series.
Going into the season finale, the Mavericks top point scorers consist of Rachel Shumski, Tayla Stuttley, and Joey Batt.
Shumski has overtaken the spot as the leading scorer of the Mavericks from Stuttley with 173 points, averaging 13.3 points per game, while Stuttley is a field goal behind her with 171 and averaging 13.2 points per game. The women rank 16th and 18th, respectively, in the NSIC in points per game.
Batt has tallied 162 points over 13 games, averaging 12.5 points per game, and is 22nd in the NSIC. Batt leads the team in points from three point range with 19 made on 56 attempts, averaging 4.3 three-pointers per game.
The team as a whole has a field goal shooting percentage of .382, and .303 in three-pointers, while the Golden Bears are shooting .430 in field goals and .322 from three point range.
With a pair of wins this weekend, the Mavericks have a chance to move into third in the NSIC.
MSU will close out their season at the Taylor Center Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20.