WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Carroll University women’s basketball team pulled away late and went on to a 75-53 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Tuesday at Van Male Field House.

Janelle Groer and Lyndsey Seewald scored 16 points apiece to pace Carroll (8-3, 4-2 MWC). Groer also pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.

Alex Deshler came off the bench to lead Lawrence (0-11, 0-6) with 14 points and five rebounds. Cathy Kaye added 13 points for the Vikings and Kanesha Walker had 12.

Carroll jumped out to an 8-0 lead, but the Vikings went on an 11-3 run to tie the game at 11-11 on Walker’s jumper with 13:55 left in the opening half. Walker scored six of Lawrence’s 11 points in that stretch.

The Vikings fell behind by as many as eight points later in the first half and trailed 35-29 at the half.

Carroll built the lead to as many as 11 points early in the second half, but the Vikings closed to 49-42 on a pair of Kaye free throws with 12:15 remaining.

The Pioneers slowly built the lead back to 12 at 61-49, but Carroll then scored 12 consecutive points, capped by a pair of Katelynn Schneider free throws with 4:09 left, to seal the victory.

Lawrence returns to action on Friday when it travels to Grinnell College.

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