ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jenny Ramey (Sr./Cottage Grove, Minn./New Life Academy) finished with a team-high 17 points, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team was unable to overcome the loss of another starter to injury as the Knights fell 92-69 at Hamline University.
Turnovers hurt Carleton (4-12, 2-11 MIAC) the first half. The Pipers (3-12, 2-10 MIAC) took advantage of 11 extra possessions to post a 16-4 differential in points off turnovers during the period, helping to account for Hamline’s 41-28 lead at intermission.
The hosts opened the second half on an 8-0 run, and chances for a comeback got slimmer when the Knights’ leading scorer on the season, Skylar Tsutsui (Jr./Northridge, Calif./Harvard-Westlake), left the contest with 16:23 remaining.
Hamline shot 53 percent from the floor in the contest, including 61 percent in the second half. Carleton connected on 45 percent of its attempts.
Emma Purfeerst (Sr./River Falls, Wis./River Falls) and Michele Arima (So./Valencia, Calif./West Ranch) contributed 13 points to the Carleton effort, while Gabbi Stienstra (So./St. Paul, Minn./Minnehaha) added a dozen points.
Jordan Sammons, the MIAC’s leading scorer totaled a game-high 29 points and 12 rebounds for her fifth consecutive double-double.
Carleton will look to get back on track when the Knights host St. Catherine University on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Live video/stats will be available via Knights Online.