ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – Akemi Arzouman (Jr./Irvine, Calif./University) recorded her third career double-double with 16 points and a game high 14 rebounds, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team was done in by Bethel University’s sharp shooting from the perimeter in absorbing a 74-55 setback.
The first half was an even sided affair, with Carleton (2-17, 1-15 MIAC) nearly matching Bethel in rebounds, turnovers and blocks. The only significant difference on the stat sheet involved three-point attempts. Bethel (12-7, 10-6 MIAC) went 5-for-11 from beyond the arc against a Carleton defense that entered the game with the best three-point defense in the MIAC, limiting opponents to just 26 percent shooting from downtown. This difference in shooting allowed Bethel to seize a 30-24 lead entering halftime.
The Royals continued their three-point success in the second half, going 7-for-11 from long range.
Carleton, despite grabbing 14 offensive rebounds, would score just 15 second-chance points and shot for 36 percent from the field. The Royals, by contrast, shot 54 percent on the night.
Jenny Ramey (So./Cottage Grove, Minn./New Life Academy) contributed 14 points to Carleton’s total, with Jessa Youso (Jr. /Virginia, Minn./Virginia) adding 12 points to the effort.
Alicia Montbriand scored a game-high 20 points to pace Bethel, which also got 18 points from Taylor Sheley.
Carleton plays next on Wednesday, Jan 1 at Macalester College. Live audio of the 7:30 p.m. contest will be available on KDHL 920AM and Knights Online