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Green Knights Fall in Overtime at Monmouth

From Sports Information Director, January 24, 2015 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MONMOUTH, Ill. - St. Norbert College saw a seven-point lead late in regulation time evaporate and ended up dropping a 60-58 overtime decision to Monmouth College in a Midwest Conference game at Glennie Gym.

The Green Knights suffered their first conference loss in falling to 13-3, 10-1. Monmouth improved to 7-9, 6-5.

St. Norbert took a 52-45 lead with 2:39 left in regulation on a Heidi Van Sistine basket. The Fighting Scots answered on their next possession with a conventional three-point play by Paige Nord. Following a pair of St. Norbert missed jumpers, Nord hit a layup to cut the deficit to 52-50 with 1:41 left.

The Green Knights couldn't score and Monmouth's Allison Collins followed with one free throw with 1:36 left to make it 52-51. St. Norbert had a chance to add to its lead with 45 seconds left but missed a pair of free throws. Nord split a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left to tie the game at 52-52 and St. Norbert couldn't get off a potential game-winning shot.

Monmouth continued its run in overtime by scoring the first seven points of the extra session. The Green Knights answered with a 6-0 run to get to within 59-58 on a Brianna Byrne jumper with 34 seconds left, but St. Norbert would not get another shot attempt the rest of the game.

St. Norbert shot a cold 29.9 percent (20-for-67) from the floor and was 11-for-21 (52.4 percent) from the free-throw line, including 4-for-11 (36.4 percent) in the second half. Jill Kleiman led St. Norbert with 19 points, while Byrne and Rachel Hagge added 10points apiece.

Kelsey Walsberg led Monmouth with 21 points, while Kathleen Forrest had 19 points. The Fighting Scots shot 39.6 percent (21-for-53) from the floor.