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Women’s basketball struggles continue in conference play

<zouman ‘13 scored a game-high 19 points, but a cold shooting performance in the first half doomed the Carleton College women’s basketball team in a 56-47 defeat at Concordia College-Moorhead.

While the temperatures outside were unseasonably warm, inside Memorial Auditorium the Knights shooting could be described as frigid. The visitors converted just 6-of-24 shots (25 percent) in the opening period, made only one basket over the final six minutes of the stanza, and trailed 28-20 at the break.

Carleton (1-10, 0-8 MIAC) opened the second half on a 7-2 run and made it a one-possession game on an Arzouman jumper with 17:09 still to go.  Concordia (7-4, 5-3 MIAC) immediately responded with a 10-0 run spanning the next four minutes to re-establish control of the contest.

Arzouman finished 7-of-11, including a pair of three-pointers. The rest of the squad went a combined 9-of-37 (24.3 percent) from the floor. Skylar Tsutsui ‘15 added 11 points for the Knights, and Megan Meads ‘14 contributed 11 rebounds to go along with a seven-point effort.

The Cobbers had three players in double figures and were paced by Emily Thesing’s 16-point showing.

On Wednesday, Carleton opened a five-game homestand when the Knights hosted the University of St. Thomas.

Jessa Youso ‘13 poured in a career-best 19 points, but the Carleton could not keep pace with first-place University of St. Thomas, falling 68-48.

Carleton (now 1-11, 0-9 MIAC) scored the game’s first points, but an early 16-0 Tommie run spanning nearly seven minutes allowed the visitors to exert control of the contest. After that spurt, St. Thomas maintained at least a 14-point advantage the rest of the contest.

St. Thomas (11-1, 9-0 MIAC) converted 54 percent of its field-goal attempts during the first half and held a 36-19 lead at intermission, thanks in part to Carleton shooting under 27 percent in the opening period.
Reigning MIAC player of the week Akemi Arzouman ‘13 contributed 12 points for the Knights.

Taylor Young recorded a game-high 20 points for the Tommies, who also got 14 points from Maggie Weiers.

Carleton hosts St. Catherine University on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 3:00 p.m. Knights Online will feature a live video webcast of the contest.

— Courtesy of Sports Information

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