Celtics rally past Trailblazers for second straight road RSC win

Kristin Seamon -

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The Carlow women’s basketball team rallied in the second half to earn its second straight road River States Conference victory against Ohio Christian, 68-62, on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

The Celtics (6-12/3-8/3-2) have won four of their last five games, and three of their last four RSC games. With the victory, they avenged a 39-38 home-court loss to the Trailblazers (10-13/3-9) on Jan. 9.

Emma Stille (SO/Columbus, Ohio) poured in 23 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in her 12th double double of the season. She also added two blocks, two assists, and three steals, while shooting 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field and 83.3 percent from the foul line (5-of-6).

Kayla Brownlee (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 12 points and Alexis Yanief (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) had 11 points and two assists for Carlow.

The Celtics trailed, 32-24, at halftime, but responded with a big third quarter to tie the game at 48 entering the final frame. They took the lead with the first shot of the fourth quarter, and went on to outscore the Trailblazers, 44-30, in the second half.

For the second game in a row, the Celtics posted their season-high in shooting percentage. They connected on 56.5 percent (16-of-25) of their shots from the floor and 50 percent (3-of-6) from 3.

Chloe Baird led OCU with 19 points. Staci Dinsmore had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Michaela Puckett had 10 points.

The Celtics have a quick turnaround, playing at Penn State Greater Allegheny on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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