NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Cece Leone (So./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) paced the Carleton College women’s basketball team with a 14-point effort and Katie Chavez (Fy./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) added 12 points, but the Knights were not able to overcome a 1-for-17 performance from three-point range and dropped a 75-50 result to visiting Hamline University.
Sarah Waldfogel’s (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) jumper gave the Knights (1-6, 0-4 MIAC) an 8-7 lead with six minutes remaining in the opening quarter. The Pipers (4-4, 1-3 MIAC) responded with a mini 7-0 run over the next 2:40 and maintained their lead over the balance of the contest, eventually pulling away with a 28-point fourth quarter.
Carleton shot a respectable 48.6 percent inside the arc, but the long-range shooting was missing from the Knights arsenal this time. Leone converted the team’s lone three-pointer and added six rebounds, two blocks, and two steals to her stat line. Waldfogel chipped in eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while Chavez led the Knights with five assists.
Alaina Quaranta tallied a game-high 16 points to pace the Pipers, and Ivannie Robertson notched her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tia Diggins added 15 points and nine rebounds for Hamline, which turned 20 offensive rebounds into 20 second-chance points. The Pipers also finished with a 20-2 advantage in points off turnovers.
Carleton next hits the court at University of Northwestern-St. Paul on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. After taking a break for Christmas, the Knights will travel to Wisconsin Dells for games against UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stout on Dec. 29-30.