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Result: L 52-100

Women's Basketball at Bethel University

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul, Minn. - Robertson Center

Turnovers costly in loss at Bethel

By Annika Martensson '19
Cece Leone
Cece Leone
Photo: Nathan Klok

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – Turnovers killed any chance at a road victory as the Carleton College women’s basketball team dropped a 100-52 result to Bethel University. The Knights (3-15, 0-11 MIAC) had three players score in double figures, but the Royals (13-5, 7-4 MIAC) poured in 46 points off of 33 Carleton turnovers and earned another important conference win.

Cece Leone (Sr./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) led a trio of Knights in double-figures with 17 points, five rebounds, and a block. Annabella Jensen (Fy./Salt Lake City, Utah/Hillcrest) added 14 points, five rebounds, a block, and three steals. Meanwhile, Samantha Cooke (Jr./Chesterfield, Mo./Incarnate Word Academy) recorded a career-best four blocks on the evening to go along with 13 points, seven rebounds, an assist, and a steal.

Bethel leads the MIAC in steals this season and added 19 to its season total. The Royals also own the highest-scoring attack in the MIAC (entering the day at 73.9 points per contest) and lived up to expectations on both ends of the court in the conference showdown.

The Royals All-Region center Hannah Johnson filled up the stat sheet, racking up a game-high 21 points in addition to eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and two steals. Spaulding’s 21-point night led a quartet of Royals in double figures.

Bethel shot 51 percent overall for the game compared to 36 percent for Carleton.

The Knights will host a doubleheader this weekend on Saturday, Jan. 26 with the women set to take on No.5-ranked University of St. Thomas at 1 p.m. with the men tipping off against their No. 7-ranked counterparts at 3 p.m. Live video and stats for both games will be available on Knights Online.