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Result: L 61-64

Women's Basketball hosts St. Catherine University

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Knights drop another nail-biter, fall 64-61 to St. Kate’s

By Spencer Allen '21
Nia Harris
Nia Harris
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19


NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The Carleton College women’s basketball team battled St. Catherine University in one of the Knights’ most tightly-contested games of the season. Carleton closed to within a point during the final minute before dropping a 64-61 result.

The contest was close throughout as St. Catherine (8-11, 4-8 MIAC) led just 31-30 at halftime.  

Carleton (7-12, 4-8 MIAC) found itself facing the largest deficit of the game, 59-52, with 5:18 to play in the fourth, but the Knights clawed their way back to maintain the drama.

Stingy defense, similar to what allowed the Knights to rally for a win over the Wildcats in the conference opener in December, returned once again as St. Kate’s would score only two points over the next four minutes.

Meanwhile, Sarah Waldfogel (Sr./Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) and Anne Hamilton (Sr./Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) keyed the Carleton rally that brought the hosts to within 62-61 with 16 seconds remaining. After a timeout to advance the ball to the frontcourt, St. Catherine converted a layup and re-established a three-point lead.

Carleton missed two shots in the closing seconds and absorbed its fourth loss this season by four of fewer points.

Cece Leone (Jr./Fairfax, Va./Bishop Ireton) finished with a team-high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds. Walfogel added 11 points, six boards, and two blocks.

Alexis Garcia scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Wildcats. She scored 27 of her 29 points after the first quarter.

The Knights’ next matchup will be on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Gustavus Adolphus College. Live audio of the 7:00 p.m. game can be heard on KDHL 920AM in Northfield/Faribault area and worldwide via Knights Online.