Stille leads Celtics past Asbury

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Emma Stille (SO/Columbus, Ohio) led the Carlow women’s basketball team to a River States Conference victory, 61-51, on the road against Asbury University, on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Stille recorded her 11th double-double of the season, with 18 points and 18 rebounds. She also made a career-high seven blocks, moving to fourth in NAIA Division II in blocks per game to go with her No. 1 ranking in rebounds per game.

Alexis Yanief (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 11 points, five rebounds and four assists and Noelle Vallimont (SR/Erie, Pa.) had 10 points, five rebounds and three assists as the Celtics (5-12/2-8) earned their second RSC win of the season.

The Celtics shot a season-high 50 percent (26-of-52) from the field. They also out-bounded Asbury, 44-37, and held the Eagles (5-18/2-10) to 26.5 percent (18-of-68) shooting from the field.

Asbury took a 1-0 lead, but it would be their only lead of the contest. The Celtics earned a 14-10 advantage by the end of the first quarter and a 33-24 advantage by halftime.

The Eagles made a run in the third quarter, when they outscored the Celtics, 17-13, and cut their deficit to 52-50 with 5:47 to play in the contest.

However, Carlow ended the game on an 9-1 run, led by four points from Theresa Fachetti (JR/Harbor Creek, Pa.).

Carlow next plays at Ohio Christian (10-12/3-8) on Tuesday. The Celtics will be looking to avenge a 39-38 home-court loss to the Trailblazers on Jan. 9.

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