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It's 65 and sunny for Women's Hoops as streak rolls on

Sports Information Photo by George McGivern
Sports Information Photo by George McGivern

Senior Hannah Spaulding finished with 21 points, six boards, three blocks and three steals in 29 minutes to lead No. 5-ranked St. Thomas Women's Basketball to Wednesday evening's 80-41 home defeat of Concordia-Moorhead at Schoenecker Arena.

Coach Ruth Sinn's Tommies (17-1 overall, 11-0 MIAC) tied the existing MIAC record for longest win streak against conference opponents at 65. Two decades ago, then-Coach Ted Riverso's Tommies won 65 in a row against league opponents during a four-season span from January 1995-1998. The current Toms started the streak in mid-January 2016 and have captured all 59 MIAC regular-season tests and all six conference playoff games.

The 65 wins give St. Thomas the second longest such current streak among all NCAA basketball teams. The U Conn Huskies women have won all 107 games they have played in the American Athletic Conference.

In running their home victory streak to 19, St. Thomas shot 49 percent from the floor, had just 13 turnovers, and made 10 baskets from 3-point range.

Kaia Porter and Lucia Renikoff each scored 14 points for the Tommies, and Kaylie Brazil added seven points and five assists.

Mira Ellefson scored 12 points to lead Concordia (7-11, 4-7).

The Toms play Saturday afternoon at Carleton.