Celtics falter against IUS and Brescia

The Carlow University women’s basketball team sputtered offensively in two River States Conference losses Friday and Saturday. The Celtics (7-11/0-9 RSC) fell to Indiana University Southeast, 74-51, in New Albany, Ind., and then Brescia University, 49-37, in Owensboro, Ky.

Both games were close until halftime, before Carlow fell behind in the second half. At the midway point, Carlow trailed the Grenadiers, 28-23, and led the Bearcats, 21-20.

Despite coming off one of its best offensive performances of the season against Penn State Beaver, Carlow shot 19 of 57 (33.3 percent) from 2 and 7 of 20 (35 percent) from 3 against IU Southeast (10-10/5-4 RSC) and 15 of 59 (25.4 percent) from 2 and 2 of 23 (8.7 percent) from 3 against Brescia (4-19/2-8 RSC).

Against IUS, the Celtics couldn’t keep up on the boards, getting outrebounded, 53-26. Against Brescia, the Celtics won the rebounding battle, 51-35, but were hurt by making 23 turnovers to the Grenadiers’ 9.

Alexis Yanief (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) posted 12 points, four steals and three rebounds for the Celtics against IU Southeast. Reanna Turner (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Delaney Daly (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 11 points apiece. Turner also had a team-leading four rebounds.

Mariah Evans (FR/Beaver Falls, Pa.) led Carlow with nine points and eight rebounds against Brescia. Sami Simpson (JR/Bethel Park, Pa.) also contributed eight boards against the Bearcats.

The Celtics next host Alice Lloyd on Friday and Asbury on Saturday. The Carlow University women’s basketball team sputtered offensively in two River States Conference losses Friday and Saturday. The Celtics (7-11/0-9 RSC) fell to Indiana University Southeast, 74-51, in New Albany, Ind., and then Brescia University, 49-37, in Owensboro, Ky.

Both games were close until halftime, before Carlow fell behind in the second half. At the midway point, Carlow trailed the Grenadiers, 28-23, and led the Bearcats, 21-20.

Despite coming off one of its best offensive performances of the season against Penn State Beaver, Carlow shot 19 of 57 (33.3 percent) from 2 and 7 of 20 (35 percent) from 3 against IU Southeast (10-10/5-4 RSC) and 15 of 59 (25.4 percent) from 2 and 2 of 23 (8.7 percent) from 3 against Brescia (4-19/2-8 RSC).

Against IUS, the Celtics couldn’t keep up on the boards, getting outrebounded, 53-26. Against Brescia, the Celtics won the rebounding battle, 51-35, but were hurt by making 23 turnovers to the Grenadiers’ 9.

Alexis Yanief (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) posted 12 points, four steals and three rebounds for the Celtics against IU Southeast. Reanna Turner (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Delaney Daly (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 11 points apiece. Turner also had a team-leading four rebounds.

Mariah Evans (FR/Beaver Falls, Pa.) led Carlow with nine points and eight rebounds against Brescia. Sami Simpson (JR/Bethel Park, Pa.) also contributed eight boards against the Bearcats.

The Celtics next host Alice Lloyd on Friday and Asbury on Saturday.

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