Celtics’ comeback falls short against Alice Lloyd

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The Carlow women’s basketball team dropped a River States Conference game to Alice Lloyd University, 55-44, on Friday evening at Oakland Catholic High School.

The Celtics (7-12/0-10 RSC) put up a fight in the fourth quarter, but could not overcome the 21-point deficit they faced due to a poor offensive first half.

Carlow trailed 40-24 in the third quarter when they started an 18-6 run in which Alexis Yanief (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 12 points and Delaney Daly (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) hit two 3s.

The Celtics cut the Alice Lloyd lead to 46-42 with 1:54 remaining. However, they ultimately ran out of time and the Eagles (9-9/4-7) hit nine game-sealing free throws.

Yanief finished with 20 points, shooting 43 percent from the floor (7 of 16), and five rebounds. Noelle Vallimont (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) led Carlow with 12 rebounds.

For Alice Lloyd, Amber Shepherd scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Miranda Wilson and Kayla Wilson added 10 points apiece.

The coaches for both teams wore sneakers with their suits as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week. The promotion is a nationwide event intended to unite coaches in raising awareness about the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. The sneakers are a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.

The Celtics next host Asbury University at 1 pm Saturday.

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