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Result: W 61-54

Women's Basketball vs. Macalester College

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Knights take care of Scots, 61-54

Samantha Cooke
Samantha Cooke
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Samantha Cooke’s (Fy./Chesterfield, Mo./Incarnate Word Academy) game-high 20 points paced four Knights in double figures as the Carleton College women’s basketball team secured a 61-54 victory over Macalester College. The win keeps the Knights postseason hopes alive as Carleton sits just one game out of the sixth spot in the standings with three games remaining.

Macalester (9-13, 3-12 MIAC) raced to a 22-14 lead by shooting 64 percent in the first quarter, but the Carleton (8-14, 6-9 MIAC) defense limited the Scots to 29-percent shooting the rest of the way.

The Knights closed the first half on a 15-4 run and claimed a 36-32 halftime lead. The hosts then stayed in front for the duration of the contest. Carleton finished with a 36-14 edge in points in the paint and a 21-10 advantage in points off turnovers as the Knights came up with a season-best 12 steals.

Anne Hamilton (Jr./Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) added 13 points, nine rebounds, three steals and three assists for Carleton, which also saw 10-point efforts from Katie Chavez (Fy./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) and Sarah Waldfogel (Jr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School).

Lauren Clamage led Macalester with 14 points, with 10 of them coming in the first quarter. Leah Gray added 12 points off the bench as the only other Scot to reach double-figure scoring.

Carleton is 7-3 since Jan. 11 and has now matched its highest win total over the last eight seasons.

The Knights hit the road for their final three games of the regular season, including a visit to No. 2-ranked St. Thomas on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. A live audio broadcast will be available on KDHL 920 AM in the Northfield/Faribault area and worldwide via Knights Online.