Women’s b-ball loses to Carroll

Peter Griffith

Lawrence got down big in the first half and never recovered as Carroll gave the ladies their third loss on the season, moving the Pioneers into a tie with LU for first place in the conference. The Vikings shot only 31 percent from the floor including a dismal 1-14 from the 3-point line.
The Pioneers went up 35-25 at the half, relying on strong post play from Kim Wickert and Melanie Foreman to counter the quicker Vikings defense, but the difference was Carroll’s defense. LU had trouble all evening penetrating the lane, and the Pioneers effectively controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Vikings 41-30.
Lawrence looked tired in the second half, and Carroll had little trouble pushing their lead to as much as 25 before finishing it out 72-49. Krista Rode led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 22 points. Lawrence was lead by Clare Getzoff and Kelly Mulcahey, who had 12 points each. Mulcahey also pulled down 11 boards for the Vikings.