Dry Spells Sidetrack Belles Against Lady Reds
KENOSHA, Wis. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell in a 86-42 contest at Carthage on day one of the two-day Carthage Classic.
The host Lady Reds stormed out to a 17-1 lead through the opening 6:31 of action after connecting on three of their first three-point shots and picking up points on eight of of ten possessions to start play. Ariana Paul hit back-to-back jump shots to breathe some life into the Belles and make it a 17-5 difference with more than 12 minutes left before the half.
Carthage, however, used a span of a minute and a half to score seven straight points a few moments later to regain a 24-5 advantage with 8:41 on the clock.
After taking a 43-18 lead into the halftime break, Carthage further distanced themselves with a 10-0 run over the first 6:11 of the second second half as the Lady Reds held the lead throughout the game.
The Belles' woes against CCIW competition in the 2014-15 season continued on Monday as Saint Mary's was held to a 25.5 field goal percentage on the night. Carthage posted a 58.8 field goal percentage while hitting 9-of-20 three-point shots (45.0 percent) in the game.
Eleni Shea led the Belles with 16 points while also dishing out a pair of assists. Ariana Paul added eight points and a game-high eight rebounds. Molly Robinson also chipped in eight points on the night.
The Belles (3-8) face off against Manchester at 2:00 p.m. CST in the consolation game of the Carthage Classic tomorrow, December 30.