Women’s Basketball loses close RSC game against Rio Grande

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Angelica Orozco drives to the basketPhoto by Robert Cifone

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RIO GRANDE, Ohio --- Carlow University women's basketball lost a back-and-forth battle against River States Conference opponent University of Rio Grande, 90-80, Saturday.

The Celtics (6-6, 1-2 RSC) tied the game several times and briefly took the lead throughout the first quarter against the RedStorm (7-6, 2-0 RSC).

Carlow led the majority of the second quarter, trailing just 36-33 at halftime, after two made buckets in the paint by Rio Grande.

The Celtics were down by one point with 8:11 left in the third quarter when Rio Grande took off on an 11-2 run. Carlow cut the lead to 57-52 at the end of the third.

Rio Grande got ahead by several points and maintained a healthy distance from the Celtics throughout the fourth quarter to pull out the win.

Carlow shot just 34 percent from the field compared to the RedStorm's 53 percent. The Celtics shot 76 percent from the free throw line on the day, picking up 22 points at the line.

Carlow had 15 steals and committed just 13 turnovers while forcing 28 Rio Grande turnovers on the day. The Celtics scored 30 points off RedStorm turnovers.

Rio Grande scored 22 points off the bench, and out-scored the Celtics, 44-22, in points in the paint. The RedStorm out-rebounded the Celtics, 54-28.

Sophomore Angelica Orozco (Filmore, Calif.) scored a career- and season-high 27 points, which included four treys. Kamryn Lach (SO/Bethel Park, Pa.) added four treys of her own and scored 21 points, and Delaney Daly (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added 10.

Carlow hosts NCAA DII Lock Haven University Sunday, Dec. 15 for a 2 p.m. game at Donahue Pavilion. Admission to Oakland Catholic High School is free, or links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/WBB_1920.

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