Photo by Robert Cifone
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio --- Carlow
University women's basketball lost a narrow, 83-78, River States
Conference contest to Ohio Christian University on the road
The Celtics (8-19, 3-11 RSC) trailed
by a single point at the end of the first quarter, but the
Trailblazers (18-10, 8-7 RSC) went on a 16-2 run in the second
quarter to take a 59-32 lead into halftime.
Undeterred, Carlow went on a 17-6
run to tie the score 58-all with two minutes remaining in the third
quarter. The Celtics outscored OCU, 24-12, in the third quarter to
once again cut the Trailblazer lead to within a single point.
Carlow gained the lead early in the
fourth quarter and managed to maintain the lead throughout much of
Just as it was looking like the
Celtics would come away with the victory, Ohio Christian tied the
score, 78-all, on a free throw, and gained the lead on the next
free throw with under a minute remaining in regulation.
The Celtics missed a basket and OCU
made one to extend their lead to three points as the clock slowly
ticked away. Another missed Carlow basket and a foul sent the
Trailblazers to the line, where they made both free throws and put
the game out of reach with just five seconds left on the clock.
Stille (Westerville, Ohio) poured in a season-high 31
points to lead all scorers. She pulled down 25 rebounds for her
15th double-double of the year.
Jonczak (JR/Natrona Heights, Pa.) added 15 points,
including three treys, and dished out seven assists. Sophomore
Angelica Orozco (Filmore, Calif.) had eight
assists on the night.
The Celtics shot just eight free
throws on the night compared to OCU's 32 opportunities at the
Carlow shot better from the field
(42.7 percent), but the Trailblazer defense forced 20
The Celtics host Indiana University
East Saturday, Feb. 22 for a 1 p.m. game. Carlow celebrates Senior
Day, recognizing its three seniors before tip-off. Admission is
free, and links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/WBB_1920.
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