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Strong third quarter helps Knights topple Concordia

January 13, 2018 at 7:11 pm
Sarah Waldfogel
Sarah Waldfogel
Photo: Nathan Klok

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Katie Chavez (So./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) set a new career-best with her game-high 22 points, while Cece Leone (Jr./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) added 16 points and Sarah Waldfogel (Sr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) chipped in 10 more to catapult the Carleton College women’s basketball team to a 64-53 victory at Concordia College-Moorhead.

Carleton (7-8, 4-4 MIAC), playing its fifth game over the last 11 days, was able to push through the fatigue and secured the victory with sharp play in the second hal.

“This was a great win for us, especially on the road,” said Carleton head coach Cassie Kosiba. “We’ve had a long stretch of games over the last week and a half, and despite being a little tired, we came out focused and confident.”

After Carleton built a 10-point lead with two minutes remaining before intermission, Concordia (5-9, 2-5 MIAC) closed the first half on an 8-0 run to pull within 28-26.

Despite the disappointing close to the second quarter, Carleton came out of the break ready to perform and started the third period with a 13-2 run led by Leone’s seven points and four more from Waldfogel. The Knights outscored Concordia, 22-10 in the quarter.

After the Cobbers cut the deficit to single digits, Chavez, Leone, and Anne Hamilton (Sr./Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) combined on an 11-3 spurt to put the game away en route to the 64-53 triumph.

In addition to her third straight 20-plus point game over the last eight days, Chavez added six assists, four rebounds, and three steals from her point guard position. Hamilton narrowly missed another double-double as she totaled nine points and 11 rebounds along with four assists and a pair of steals.

Carleton shot 45.8 percent from the field for the game while simultaneously holding the Cobbers to a 25.4 shooting performances. The Knights also won the battle for the boards, 38-32.

The Knights put their win streak on the line when they visit Saint Mary’s University on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. A live audio broadcast can be heard on KDHL 920AM in the Northfield/Faribault area and worldwide via Knights Online.

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