The women’s basketball team dropped two games this past week, losing a squeaker to St. Norbert on Wednesday and falling to Carroll on Saturday.Wednesday night at St. Norbert, the team saw the game go back and forth the first 15 minutes of the half. The Vikes took the lead off Caresse Reiland’s (’10) lay-up with 13:23 remaining in the half. The score was tied up several minutes later when Carrie Van Groll (’08) hit a couple of free throws to give the Vikings their second lead. The rest of the half would see St. Norbert go on a 15-4 run giving the Green Knights a 25-16 lead at half time.
The second half saw Lawrence slowly chipping away at the St. Norbert lead, until Annie Kaiser (’11) put in a lay-up with 11:15 left in the second half to make the score 29-28 Lawrence lead. Lawrence would have their biggest lead at 8:46 when Jenny Stoner (’08) drained a free throw to give the Vikings the 35-30 lead. St. Norbert would go on a 10-2 run to take the lead at 5:19 of the second half. A lay-up by Laura Aerts (’10) with 2:06 left would give the Vikings a 45-44 lead, but St. Norbert would score the last four to win the game 48-45.
Reiland led the team with 15 points and 17 boards for the double-double.
Saturday the team fell behind early and had to try and battle back the whole game. Taking the lead early on, the Vikes were up 6-3 off an Erin Henzi (’09) jumper with 16:29 left in the half. Carroll then went on a 14-2 run to go up 17-8 with 7:00 left in the half. The remainder of the half Lawrence added 11 while Carroll dropped in 15 to make the game 32-19 at the half.
The second half played out fairly even with Carroll and Lawrence going shot for shot. The Vikings were only able to make two points up off the 13 halftime point deficit and fell to Carroll 54-43. Reiland led the Vikings with 12 points and eight rebounds. Aerts put in 8 and Sarah Ehlinger (’11) added six points and six rebounds in the game. Lawrence’s 25.9 percent shooting in the first half ended up being the difference in the game.