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Cold Second Half Dooms St. Norbert

From Sports Information Director, November 15, 2011 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

KENOSHA - St. Norbert College shot 13.8 percent from the floor in the second half en route to a 61-48 loss at Carthage College in a non-conference game at Tarble Arena.

The Green Knights (0-1) held a 33-32 halftime lead before making just 4 of 29 field-goal attempts in the second half. Carthage, the pre-season favorite to win the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, is 1-0.

St. Norbert made its first shot of the second half, a 3-pointer by Krista Pelky, to take a 36-34 lead with 19 minutes 32 second left. But St. Norbert would not get a basket for the next 10:19 when Pelky scored a layup, but remarkably only trailed 47-40 at that point. The Lady Reds went on a 6-0 run from there to take a 53-40 edge with 6:28 to go. The Green Knights would get to within 53-45 with 5:28 left on a Krista Hawkinson basket, but Carthage would go on an 8-0 run to seal the game.

The Green Knights trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, and faced a 26-16 deficit with 6:52 left before halftime. St. Norbert went on a 14-3 run to take a 30-29 lead with 2:06 to go on a Maggie Tansey free throw, and Pelky's basket just before halftime gave the Green Knights a 33-32 lead.

Pelky led St. Norbert with 19 points, and Hawkinson scored 15. Brigette Baudhuin came off the bench to add eight points. The Green Knights shot 30.8 percent (16-for-52) from the floor for the game and were outrebounded 38-29.

Cailee Corcoran had 17 points to lead the Lady Reds, who had four players in double figures. Carthage shot 46.2 percent (24-for-52) from the floor.