The Carlow women’s basketball team was outlasted by (RV) IU East, 58-42, on Saturday, Feb. 3, in the annual Pink the Pavilion game in support of breast cancer research, at Oakland Catholic.
The Red Wolves (18-8/10-3) extended their win streak to six games, all in RSC action, to stay firmly in second place in the conference’s East Division.
The Celtics, who entered the game on a three-game win streak and had won three of their past four RSC contests, opened with a strong first half. They shot 50 percent (12-of-24) from the field while holding the Red Wolves to 32.1 percent (9-of-28) shooting from the field and 15.4 percent (2-of-13) shooting from 3.
Carlow (6-13/3-9/4-2) gained a 15-11 lead by the end of the first quarter. Emma Stille (SO/Columbus, Ohio) led the Celtics to a 27-25 halftime advantage with nine points and four rebounds.
However, the Red Wolves gained their first second-half lead, 34-33, with 4:32 left in the third quarter. One minute later, Stille fouled out, and IU East converted four free-throws on the play to take a 38-33 lead. By the end of the frame, the Red Wolves had a 45-37 lead and they coasted to victory in the final period.
Tia King led IU East with 20 points, five rebounds and two assists. Mackenzie Campbell added 11 points and four boards.
IU East finished shooting 33.3 percent (14-of-42) from the field, while the Celtics cooled down to 27.3 percent (3-of-11) in the second half for a total of 42.9 percent (15-of-35) for the game. IU East out-rebounded Carlow, 23-19, and had 11 turnovers to the Celtics’ 13.
Stille finished with 11 points and seven rebounds and Delaney Daly (SO/Pittsburgh, Pa.) added eight points for Carlow.
The Celtics next host Point Park on Tuesday, Feb. 6, on First Responders Night.