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Result: L 59-77

Women's Basketball at St. Olaf College

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Skoglund Center

Knights unable to keep pace with St. Olaf

By Annika Martensson ’19
Anna Hughes
Anna Hughes
Photo: David Pape

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Anna Hughes (So./Glenview, Ill./New Trier) and Jill Yanai (Fy./Glendale, Calif./Glendale) both had career-nights, scoring 15 and 14 points respectively, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team still dropped a 77-59 result to cross-town rival St. Olaf College.

Carleton (3-5, 0-2 MIAC) led for much of the opening seven minutes thanks to balanced scoring on one end of the court and lockdown defense on the other. However, St. Olaf (4-4, 2-0 MIAC) was able to leave the first period with a 14-10 lead thanks in part to five straight points from senior McKenna Ash, who earned her second straight double-double with an 18-point, 14-assist showing.

Coming into the second quarter, another Ole got hot, this time, it was first-year guard K’Lynn Lewis, who scored eight of her game-high 26 points in the opening three minutes of the period.

With the score going back and forth, Hughes’ hot hand kept the Knights in the game as she drained two of her career-high five 3-pointers in the second period of play. Her triple at the 3:51 mark of the half evened the score up at 28-28.

Ella Skrien had nine points and Lewis had the other six as St. Olaf closed the first half on a 15-0 run. The Oles would never look back as they held a double-digit lead for the entirety of the second half and en route to their third conference win.

St. Olaf entered the contest owning a MIAC-best plus-13 rebounding margin per game, but the Knights held their own on the boards as both team corralled 42 misfires. Leading the Carleton effort on the glass was Annabella Jensen (Fy./Salt Lake City, Utah/Hillcrest), who chipped in a nine-point, nine-rebound, two-block night.

The Knights will go on the road once again this Saturday, Dec. 8 to take on the No. 3-ranked University of St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Links to live video and stats will be available via Knights Online.