Point Park pressure too much for Celtics

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The Carlow women’s basketball team fell to Point Park, 69-56, in the second crosstown rivalry game of the season Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Oakland Catholic.

The Pioneers (15-9/10-4) edged the Celtics, 61-56, at home Dec. 5, but the rematch was a lopsided Point Park victory.

The Pioneers came out with an aggressive full-court press, forcing 15 Carlow turnovers in the first quarter to race to a 27-18 lead that became a 47-27 advantage by halftime. They did not let up, and pressured the Celtics (7-14/3-10/4-2) into 31 turnovers by the end of the game.

Alexis Yanief (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored 16 points and Emma Stille (SO/Columbus, Ohio) posted 12 points and 19 rebounds for Carlow.

Point Park’s Michelle Burns led all scorers with 18 points. Sam Weir also had a big night for the Pioneers, with 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Maryssa Agurs added 11 points.

The Celtics next play at Cincinnati Clermont on Friday, Feb. 9.

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