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St. Norbert Pulls Away From UW-Stout

From Sports Information Director, November 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College used a decisive 16-4 run in the second half to fuel a 64-57 win over UW-Stout on the first night of the St. Norbert Tip-Off Classic at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights (1-0) will face UW-Superior at 3 p.m. Sunday, while Stout will face Carroll University at 1 p.m. Sunday. The tournament has pre-determined matchups this season and is being played in a classic format. Carroll beat Superior 69-67 in overtime in Saturday's opener. The win was the 12th consecutive season St. Norbert has defeated a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent.

Stout took its only lead of the second half on a 3-pointer by Sarah Schoch for a 34-33 edge with 16:42 remaining. The Green Knights got two baskets from Heidi Van Sistine to take a 37-34 lead, and Stout's Brea Boomer followed with two free throws to make it 37-36 with 15:05 to go. St. Norbert then followed with a 10-0 burst, starting with a Brianna Byrne basket. Regan Carmichael followed with consecutive 3-pointers, while Van Sistine and Stephanie Weigman hit baskets for a 49-38 lead with 11:13 to go.

St. Norbert took a 57-42 lead on a 3-pointer by Weigman with 8:35 left before Stout slowly climbed back into the game. The Blue Devils cut the deficit down to 62-54 with 3:20 left, but Van Sistine's hoop with 3:08 to go put St. Norbert ahead by 10. Schoch's 3-pointer with 1:25 left were the game's only points scored the rest of the way.

The Green Knights shot 44.3 percent (27-for-61) from the floor, but were a lusty 56 percent (14-for-25) in the second half. Byrne finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Van Sistine added 14 points. Carmichael added 13 points and seven rebounds.

Stout shot 37 percent (20-of-54) from the floor and committed 24 turnovers. Jenna Goldsmith led the Blue Devils with 15 points, while Schoch added 14 points.