Carroll pulls out overtime victory over Vikings

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — The Carroll University women’s basketball team held the Lawrence University scoreless in overtime to post a 60-52 Midwest Conference victory over the Vikings on Wednesday at Alexander Gymnasium

Hilary Arthur paced Carroll (8-6, 7-4 MWC) with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kelly Menden led Carroll in scoring with 12 points.

Alex Deshler paced the Vikings (1-15, 0-11) with 15 points, and Amber Lisowe added 13 points. Patsy Kealey tied for game-high honors with 10 rebounds for the Vikings and posted four blocks.

Lawrence opened the second half with a 12-3 run to grab a 26-22 lead with 14:57 left, and the Vikings pressed that lead to as many eight points. The Vikings were up 48-40 after Kealey’s jumper with 3:40 left, but Carroll rallied in the final three minutes.

The Pioneers scored seven consecutive points, capped by Menden’s 3-pointer with 56 seconds left, to tie the game at 50-50. After the Vikings missed a pair of layups, Menden grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 16 seconds remaining.

Menden made both free throws, but Deshler converted a tough layup with six seconds left to tie it at 52-52. Corrine Engles missed a jumper at the buzzer and the game went to overtime.

The Vikings went cold in the extra period and missed all six of their shots from the floor. Carroll also went 0-for-6 from the floor, but the Pioneers went 8-for-8 from the foul line to pull out the victory.

Lawrence returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Monmouth College for a Midwest Conference game.

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