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Slow Start Dooms Knights in Loss to Macalester

December 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Katie Chavez (Fy./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) tallied 13 points and six assists to pace the Knights, but a slow start for the offense overall proved too much to overcome as the Carleton College women’s basketball team dropped a 68-58 result at Macalester College.

With the score knotted at 3-3 barely two minutes into the tilt, the Knights (1-5, 0-3 MIAC) missed 6 of their next 7 shots and committed three turnovers during a six-minute stretch. Over that span, the Scots (5-3, 1-2 MIAC) put together a 16-2 run that pushed the hosts in front for good. Carleton got no closer than six points over the remainder of the contest.

Cece Leone (So./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) and Caroline Hull (So./Studio City, Calif./Campbell Hall) added 10 points apiece for Carleton. Sarah Waldfogel (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) narrowly missed a double-double, finishing the evening with nine points and nine rebounds. The Knights limited Macalester to 39 percent shooting but connected on only 32 percent of their own field-goal attempts.

Vivi Gregorich poured in a career-best 23 points off the bench and provided Macaelster with another scoring option to go along with Regan Fruh, who accounted for 22 points and nine rebounds.

After three straight road conference games, Carleton returns home to host Hamline University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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