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Result: L 53-58

Women's Basketball vs. Augsburg College

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Knights come up short against Auggies

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Anne Hamilton
Anne Hamilton
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

PHOTO GALLERY by GEOFFREY MO '19 and JP BEATY '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College women’s basketball team did not trail over the first 33 minutes but couldn’t capitalize down the stretch and dropped an important MIAC game to visiting Augsburg College, 58-53.

With only four contests remaining in the regular season, this setback means the Knights (7-14, 5-9 MIAC) face much tougher odds to surpass either Saint Mary’s, St. Catherine, or even Augsburg for one of the final spots in the MIAC Playoffs.

A well-executed two-on-one fast break opportunity gave Carleton an early 9-6 lead. That was followed by a wide open 17-foot jump shot by Cece Leone (So./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton), which put the score at 11-6 with 52 seconds remaining in the period. Sarah Waldfogel (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) hit one free throw, then had a second chance on the next after an Augsburg (12-9, 5-9 MIAC) lane violation to provide the Knights with a 13-6 lead after one.

Carleton gradually extended its lead and took a 32-19 lead at the half when Anne Hamilton (Jr./Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) drove the ball up the court and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from several feet behind the top of the key.

Augsburg opened the third quarter with a 16-4 run, cutting the visitors’ deficit to one at 36-35 with 4:17 to go. It remained a one-possession game the rest of the period and Carleton led, 40-47, heading to the fourth quarter.

Augsburg finally took its first lead of the afternoon, 43-42, at the 6:51 mark of the fourth on a tough drive to the basket by K’Aezha Wubben. After the hosts knotted the score once again at 46-46, Wubben scored the first five points of a 7-0 spurt that gave the Auggies the lead for good.

A 3-pointer by Katie Chavez (Fy./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) made it a four-point game with under a minute to play, but the Knights would get no closer.

Samantha Cooke (Fy./Chesterfield, Mo./Incarnate Word Academy) and Hamilton, Carleton’s only players in double figures, paced the Knights with 16 points apiece. Waldfogel pulled down a game-best nine rebounds.

Wubben led Augsburg with a game-high 18 points, while Tamira McLemore added 15 points and three of the Auggies’ 18 steals.

The Knights return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 8 when they play host to Macalester College. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. and a live video broadcast will be provided via Knights Online.

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