Asbury coasts past Carlow in women's hoops


The Carlow women’s basketball team lost a River States Conference contest to Asbury University, 83-51, on Saturday, at Oakland Catholic High School.

The Celtics (7-13/0-11) came into the contest off a tough loss to Alice Lloyd University (11-12/6-6) the night before. The Eagles completed a 2-0 weekend in Pittsburgh, after defeating Point Park University on Friday.

Asbury was led by Savannah Taylor and Brittany Warren. Taylor posted 18 points and eight rebounds and Warren had 18 points, six boards and six steals. AJ Lewis contributed 14 points and nine rebounds. Meghan Miller had 15 points and Kali Whiteside made four blocks.

The Eagles took control immediately and exploited Carlow’s zone defense with a strong shooting performance. Asbury made 10 of 23 3s (43.5 percent), with three apiece from Taylor and Miller.

Emma Stille (FR/Columbus, Ohio) played limited minutes in her return to the lineup for Carlow, but finished the contest with nine points and 18 rebounds. Bria Rathway (SO/Belle Vernon, Pa.) led the Celtics in scoring, with 10 points. Noelle Vallimont (JR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 10 rebounds.

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 Ohio Christian University on Friday.

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