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Page 11 B - b a l l g i r l s l o s e i n o v e r t i m e ■ Carroll team comes up short in the last five minutes of the game against Lewis-Clark State PHOTO BY JON EBELT IR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Carroll College freshman guard Elly Bruursema makes a strong drive to the basket during the Saints' offensive explosion in first-half action of Saturday’s matchup against Lewis-Clark State College By TOM STUBER IR Sports Writer A harassing defense helped No. 2 ranked Lewis-Clark State come­ back from an 18-point deficit to claim an 82-77 overtime win over Carroll College in a key Frontier Conference w'omen’s game. “We came out in the second half and changed it up with a zone press,” Lewis-Clark coach Brian Orr said. “We were a different team in the second half. 1 thought we stepped up our defensive inten­ sity.” L-C guards Katie Hart, Janeen Nelson and Jade Fulbright rarely let Carroll get into its offense as they hounded the Saints perimeter players from the backcourt. The Saints seemed to just be starting their plays with 12-15 seconds remaining on the shot clock. “The big prob­ lem was we didn’t execute the last five minutes of the game,” Carroll coach Shawn Nelson said. “That’s been the problem all year.' The last five-eight minutes of the game we start turning the ball over. “Maybe this is what we needed to drive that point home.” Carroll had just five turnovers in the first half when it bolted to a 39- 21 lead with 2:06 to go on a Laci High 3-pointer. High would score 13 first half points, but was held to just four free throws in the second half. Carroll had 13 second half turn­ overs and shot just 30 percent after a sizzling 59 percent in the first half. The Warriors methodically chipped away, but Carroll seemed to seize control when Ashley Baker picked up her fourth foul and Han­ nah Heidenreich knocked down two free throws. Then Caitlin Courchaine picked the pocket of a L-C State player, raced in for an easy layup and a 63-53 lead with 5:23 to go. But the Warriors were never rattled. They went on a 18-5 run over the next four minutes to pull ahead 71- 68 on a three point play by Mandy Troutt only to see Carroll answer on it next possession with a trey by Jolene Fuzesy. Carroll was able to stop the War­ riors on their next trip down and when the Saints came back upcourt senior Amy Brooks was fouled with : 10 to play. Brooks would miss both free throws, yet grab her own rebound only to miss her shot in the key. L-C State raced downcourt, but Fulbright missed a 12-footer and the game went into overtime. Audrey Morrison made three- of-four free throws in a 26-second span to put the Warriors up 79-75 with :41 to play as they seized control. Morrison would go down seconds later with an apparent knee injury and would need assistance from the court. “It doesn’t look good,” Orr said. “It’s kind of a sobering win, be­ cause she’s one of our best players. Leading scorer last year, leading rebounder, All American candidate, so it’s a hurtful win.” Katya Yancheva came off the bench to can a pair of free throws in Morrison’s stead to all but seal the win. “What I really wanted to see was us get down to really good team and see how we respond,” Orr said. “It was more or less a test for us. I wanted to win the game, but I wanted to see how we handled the pressure in that situation.” Brooks and Fulbright led all scores with 20 points apiece. Mor­ rison led all rebounders with 10 (seven offensive in the first half), while Brooks had nine. Fuzesy was held to 11 points - six below her average. Brooks and Sophi Forney both fouled out for Carroll, while L-C’s Baker also found the pine. Heidenreich had another solid game off the bench for the Saints. She scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds and had four steals. “At the end we played tentative and unassertive and when you play the No. 2 team in the country you can’t play that way,” Nelson said. “Our game plan going in was to limit their offensive rebounds and they got 16. Our game plan going in was to limit our turnovers.” MURAL M l f l i l W CINTERS Bring 20% In the Capital Hill M all Your Student ID & Receive Off Our Already Low Prices For More Information Contact J.J* Thomas - Manager {406) 449-0696 // At the end we played tentative and unassertive and when you play the No. 2 team in the country you can't play that way — Shawn Nelson, head coach // Thursday, February 1,2007 Volume 0 0 No. 4

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