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Result: L 80-57

Women's Basketball hosts Bethel University

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Second-quarter slump dooms Knights in loss to Bethel

By Spencer Allen '21
Sarah Waldfogel
Sarah Waldfogel notched her second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19


NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The Carleton College women’s basketball team played even with visiting Bethel University for much of the contest, but a poor second quarter doomed the Knights and gave Bethel the lead it would ride out for the rest of the game to secure the 80-57 decision.

Still missing its two leading scorers due to injury, Carleton (7-10, 4-6 MIAC) hung with a red-hot Bethel (12-5, 7-3 MIAC) squad early. The Knights trailed just 20-19 after the first quarter, but the Royals, winners of 9-of their last-10 games, put together a 12-0 run to start the second quarter.

Cece Leone (Jr./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton), who scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds for the Knights, finally broke the scoring streak, but Bethel eventually ended the half with a 17-point advantage at 44-27.

Bethel simply held its advantage during the second half as Carleton could never gather enough momentum to bring the game back within reach.

Sarah Waldfogel (Sr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) put together her second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and added three blocks, while Anne Hamilton (Sr./Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) totaled nine points, nine rebounds, and three steals for the Knights. First-year Nia Harris (Burnsville, Minn./The Blake School) also had a solid performance, starting in place of injured leading scorer Katie Chavez (So./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) and contributing 10 points.

Hannah Johnson had a game-high 17 points to pace a trio of Royals in doubles figures. Abby Miller added 13 tallies, while Taite Anderson finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the year.

Carleton’s next game will be a 7 p.m. affair on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at home against Augsburg University. Live video and stats will be available via Knights Online.