Green Knights Can't Hold Early Lead at Cornell

From Sports Information Director, December 1, 2012 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - St. Norbert College held two leads of 10 points in the first half but went cold from the floor after that in a 63-42 loss to Cornell College in a Midwest Conference game at Small Multi-Sport Center.

The Green Knights (4-1, 1-1 MWC) jumped out to leads of 15-5 and 18-8, but the good times ended there. The Rams (5-0, 1-0) 15-2 run from the 11:48 mark to the 3:12 mark of the first half to take the lead. St. Norbert's only basket in that 8 minutes 36 seconds stretch was a steal and layup by Megan Doody.

St. Norbert trailed 27-22 at halftime and would get no closer after Cornell's Kellie Kuzmanic drained a 3-pointer to five the Rams an eight-point lead.

The Green Knights shot a frigid 23.2 percent (13-for-56) from the floor, including 20.7 percent (6-for-29) in the first half. Lauren Carman led St. Norbert with 10 points off the bench, while Krista Hawkinson added eight points.

Cornell, which shot 47.7 percent (21-for-44) from the floor, got 17 points from Rikki Mulloy and 15 apiece from Kuzmanic and Taylor Dicus.