Photo by Robert Cifone
PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University women's basketball lost a
narrow, 70-65, contest against visiting Indiana University
Southeast in a River States Conference game Saturday.
The Celtics (8-13, 3-6 RSC) started off trailing 12-8 at the end
of the first quarter. A trey by Kamryn
Lach (SO/Bethel Park, Pa.) cut the IU Southeast
(13-7, 5-3 RSC) lead to 13-11 in the second quarter.
A bucket by Emma Stille (SR/Westerville,
Ohio) - who snagged a steal on the next possession and made a layup
on a fast break - gave Carlow a 16-15 lead three minutes into the
Back to back treys by Angelica
Orozco (SO/Filmore, Cali.) and Lach gave the Celtics
a 22-19 advantage with under six minutes remaining in the first
Carlow trailed, 32-31, at the break, and IU Southeast went on an
11-4 run to start the second half.
Another trey by Lach and a subsequent fast break cut the
Grenadier lead to 43-40 with four minutes remaining in the third
Orozco sunk a three-pointer to tie the game 47-all with 1:27
left in the quarter.
Sophomore Clara Wilson (Johnstown, Pa.)
came up with the and-one to give the Celtics a 52-51 lead
immediately in the fourth quarter.
The Grenadiers took the lead with under four minutes remaining
in regulation. Orozco's third trey of the night cut the IU
Southeast lead to 66-65 with under a minute left on the clock.
A foul on the Celtics sent IU Southeast to the line where they
sunk both attempts to make the score 68-65 with just seconds left
in the game.
The Grenadiers came up with a blocked shot, and Carlow was
forced to foul to regain possession. IU Southeast made both shots
to put the game out of reach for the Celtics.
Carlow shot just 33.3 percent from the field on the day and 76.5
percent from the line, while the Grenadiers shot 47.2 and 83.3
The Celtics forced 22 IU Southeast turnovers, but the Grenadiers
scored 10 points off Carlow turnovers. IU Southeast out-scored
Carlow, 34-20, in the paint and 17-11 off the bench. Five IU
Southeast players scored double-digit points. The Carlow defense
held the Grenadiers to only nine offensive rebounds.
Stille and Lach led
all scorers with 18 points apiece. Stille pulled down 11 boards and
was 8 for 12 from the foul line. Lach had four treys and added four
assists. Carly LaZar (FR/Erie, Pa.) dished out
six assists, and Stille and Keagen
Brownlee (SO/Pittsburgh, Pa.) each grabbed five
The Celtics travel to the University of Northwestern Ohio Jan.
27 for a 6 p.m. nonconference game. Links to live coverage can be
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