The Carlow women’s basketball team fell in a back-and-forth battle, 62-53, to Cincinnati Christian on Saturday, at Oakland Catholic High School.
The Celtics (9-16/1-14 RSC) led 13-12 after the first quarter, but the Eagles (8-18/5-11 RSC) turned up the full-court defensive pressure in the second quarter and climbed to a 33-25 lead with 1:20 left in the half. CCU held a 33-28 lead at halftime.
The Celtics gained momentum coming back from the break, and ended the third quarter on a 12-4 run, which included eight points by Delaney Daly (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.). Carlow held a 43-40 lead heading into the final frame.
The Celtics led, 48-44, with 6:14 to play, but Brittany Wells and Aly Balser combined for 11 points in the final five minutes to lead the Eagles’ comeback. CCU made five free throws in the last 1:23 to put the game away.
Emma Stille (FR/Columbus, Ohio) posted her 11th double double of the season for Carlow, with 13 points and 21 rebounds, and made four blocks. Alexis Yanief (Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 11 points and three assists. Daly had eight points and six assists.
For CCU, Wells tallied 25 points and three assists. Makenzie Tolson added 15 points and Baser had eight points and eight rebounds.
The Celtics host Alfred State College in their final home game of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.