Big Second Half Powers St. Norbert Past Carroll

From Sports Information Director, December 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

WAUKESHA - St. Norbert College shot 66.7 percent from the floor in the second half to spur a 64-50 win over Carroll University in a Midwest Conference game at Van Male Fieldhouse.

The Green Knights (8-1, 5-1 MWC) trailed 23-21 at halftime before opening the first 4 1/2 minutes of the second half on a 14-0 run to take control. Carroll (4-5, 3-3) missed its first five shots from the floor and also had four turnovers during the run.

St. Norbert opened the game with a 10-2 lead, gaining that margin on an Amy Wieting layup five minutes into the game. The Pioneers answered with a 9-1 run of their own to tie the game at 11-11, but the host didn't grab the lead until late in the first half. Emily DeNoyer's 3-pointer just before halftime gave the Pioneers their 23-21 intermission edge.

Tasha Giese scored on St. Norbert's first second-half possession and the Green Knights continued from there. Giese scored again, and Lauren Carman's conventional three-point play put St. Norbert ahead 28-23 with 17:18 remaining. Giese made two free throws and Wieting added a hoop on St. Norbert's next two possessions. Kyra VandenHeuvel connected on a 3-pointer with 15:31 left for a 35-23 lead.

Carroll got to within 37-32 with 11:27 remaining, but St. Norbert scored the next five points over the next 2 1/2 minutes and the Pioneers would get no closer.

Giese led all scorers with 18 points and also added eight rebounds for the Green Knights. Krista Hawkinson was the only other St. Norbert player to register double figures with 17 points. Carman added nine points and Wieting eight. The Green Knights shot 53.7 percent (22-for-41) from the floor for the game.

Corrine Engels led Carroll in scoring with 16 points off the bench. The Pioneers shot 28.1 percent (16-for-57) from the floor.