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Result: W 71-68

Women's Basketball at Macalester College

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. at St Paul, Minn. - Leonard Center

Knights complete comeback to defeat Macalester, 71-68

Cece Leone
Cece Leone
Photo: Nathan Klok

ST. PAUL, Minn -- Cece Leone (Jr./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) tallied a career-best 22 points to help the Carleton College women’s basketball team secure a 71-68 road win over Macalester College. The Knights out-scored their hosts 23-11 in the fourth quarter.

“We struggled to slow them offensively for most of the game but came through strong when we needed it most in the fourth quarter,” said Carleton head coach Cassie Kosiba.

Carleton (4-3, 2-1 MIAC) led 38-36 at intermission, but Macalester (2-5, 1-2 MIAC) owned a 21-10 edge in scoring during the third quarter and carried a 57-48 edge into the final period.

The Knights opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run and knotted the score at 59-59 with seven minutes still to play. The game was tied again at 66-66 with 1:05 remaining when Nia Harris (Fy./Burnsville, Minn./The Blake School) evaded a trio of defenders and converted a layup. Katie Chavez (So./Westminster, Colo./Holy Family) extended the lead with a pair of free-throws, and Leone capped the Carleton scoring with another point from the charity stripe. Macalester missed a pair of 3-pointers in the final seconds, allowing the Knights to secure the victory.

Carleton shot 48 percent overall, compared to 39 percent for Macalester. Leone played a big part in the offensive efficiency as she finished 9-of-11 from the floor, tied for the ninth-best individual shooting performance in team history.

Samantha Cooke (So./Chesterfield, Mo./Incarnate Word Academy) scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter, and Sarah Waldfogel (Sr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) notched 11 points and nine rebounds for the second consecutive game.

Carleton also saw key contributions from Chavez, who totaled eight points to go along with a career-best seven assists, and Harris, who finished with six points and five assists.

Tyana Loiselle accounted for 18 points to lead the Scots, who also received a 17-point effort from Regan Fruh and 11 points from Leah Gray.

The Knights visit Augsburg University on Wednesday, Dec. 13 for a 7 p.m. contest. Live audio can be heard on KHDL 920 AM in the Northfield/Faribault area and worldwide via Knights Online.