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Tough week for women’s basketball

<nnah Oken-Berg ’09 moved to fourth place in Carleton’s all-time scoring list with a 24-point performance against Concordia College-Moorhead on Wednesday; however, the Cobbers bested the Knights 80-68. With this win, Concordia has swept the Knights in their regular season games.

The game started off well for the Knights. Concordia missed six of their first seven shots, and Carleton jumped out to 10-2 lead. Unfortunately for the Knights, the Cobbers began to heat up from behind the arc. Concordia grabbed a 23-22 lead after three consecutive three-pointers, and pushed that lead to nine points, 38-29, by halftime.

In the second half, Coach Metcalf-Filzen’s team fought valiantly to erase the Cobber lead, and, at one point, Hannah Oken-Berg hit a jumper to bring the Knights within five points with nearly 13 minutes left in the game. Still, the Knights continued to struggle against Concordia’s three-point shooting and failed to get defensive stops, resulting in an 80-68 loss.

Despite the disappointing outcome, a couple of Knights played well.Annie Isler ’09 scored 14 points, and calmly converted 7 of 8 free throws. In addition, Sarah Lincoln ’10 had a solid game with 10 points and a team-leading six rebounds.

Earlier in the week, Oken-Berg had another dominating performance, finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in a 69-57 loss to St. Benedict’s last Saturday.

The Knights played the conference-leading Blazers tough in the first half; going into halftime, Carleton was only down two points, 28-26.

However, the Blazers’ shooters come out firing in the second half, shooting 51.6 percent and nailing seven three-pointers. On the hand, the Knights struggled to shoot from the perimeter all night as they missed 14 of 17 three-pointers.

Due to this shooting disparity, the Blazers were able to escape West Gym with a twelve-point victory.

Off the bench, Annie Eckhoff was one of the few bright spots for the Knights in their game against St. Ben’s, contributing 10 points and three rebounds.

Carleton will try to rebound from this week at Hamline University this Saturday. The game will tipoff at 1:00 p.m. Another important game next week will be a home game against St. Olaf on Monday at 5:45 p.m. Both games will be aired on KDHL 920 AM and simulcasted on Knights Online.

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