Photo by Robert Cifone
PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University women's basketball took it down
to the wire in a 64-62 overtime loss to Villa Maria (N.Y.) College
Monday at Oakland Catholic High School.
The Celtics (2-3, 2-1 USCAA) were down 31-27 heading into
halftime and trailed much of the third quarter.
Angelica Orozco (SO/Filmore, Calif.) hit a
three with 3:39 remaining in the third quarter to give Carlow a
41-40 edge. A foul shot by the Vikings (3-0) tied the game at 41
Keagen Brownlee (SO/Pittsburgh, Pa.) hit
another three for the Celtics to lead, 44-41. Another foul cut the
lead to 44-43, and a turnover allowed Ville Maria to regain the
lead, 45-44, with 17 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Villa Maria tied the game up 46 all at 8:32 in the fourth
quarter, but Kamryn Lach (SO/Bethel Park,
Pa.) sunk a three to put Carlow up, 49-46. Carlow extend its lead
to five points with 4:37 remaining in regulation after Emma
Stille (SR/Westerville, Ohio) sunk both her free
throws to give Carlow a 51-46 lead.
The Vikings tied it up, 51-51, at 3:17 and 52-52 at 2:07.
With time winding down on the clock, it looked as though the
Celtics would hang on to the lead after Delaney
Daly (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) sunk two of her four free
throws within 41 seconds to give Carlow a 54-52 advantage. However,
Villa Maria made a bucket to tie the game with 16 seconds
remaining, and each team missed a three-point opportunity to send
the game into overtime.
The Celtics led by six points with 1:38 left in overtime, but
the Vikings did not give up. A three-point basket at 1:13 cut the
Carlow lead to 62-59, and another tied the game 62-all with under a
minute remaining. Villa Maria took the lead, 64-62, after a bucket
in the paint.
A steal by Stille with 13 seconds left in overtime gave the
Celtics a final chance to score, but Carlow could not get the shots
Four Celtics put up double-digit points in the effort. Sophomore
Megan Ost (Apollo, Pa.) had a double-double
with 13 points and 11 boards. Lach and Daly each added 11, and
Orozco had 12. Lach and Orozco had three treys apiece, Daly was 6
for 8 from the line and Stille pulled down 17 boards. Lach also
dished out seven assists.
Carlow shot just 23.9 percent from the field, but 60.6 percent
from the foul line.
The Celtics travel to Penn State New Kensington Friday, Nov. 15
for a 6 p.m. game. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/WBB_1920.
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