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St. Ambrose
Calumet St. Joseph
Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 28, 2017

St. Ambrose harassed Calumet St. Joseph into 27-percent shooting and 27 turnovers in the Bees' 62-41 win in Whiting, Ind., Saturday afternoon.

The SAU defense set the tone early, forcing the Crimson Wave into a 4-for-15 shooting performance in the opening quarter as the Bees opened up a 13-9 lead and never looked back.

SAU built a 14-point second-quarter lead before settling for a 32-23 lead at the half. Hailey Cook opened the third quarter with the first seven points of a 9-0 run, capped by a Hannah Bindner basket, to push the margin to 41-23. 

And the Bees' defense made sure the Crimson Wave never threatened again, forcing CCSJ into 22.6-percent shooting in the second half, including a dismal 3-of-17 effort in the fourth quarter.

CCSJ (1-23, 1-14 CCAC) managed just nine points in each of the first, third and fourth quarters.

St. Ambrose also got it done offensively with its best shooting performance in weeks. SAU shot 52 percent (13-of-25) in the first half before finishing at just under 49 percent for the game.

SAU's two leading scorers led the way in combining for half of the team's 62 points. Cook was a perfect 8-for-8 in finishing with a game-high 21 points. Reeann McCarty was 4-for-5 in adding 10 points. She also collected six rebounds.

Bindner came off the bench to score eight points. Morgan Myers, Emily Soy and Brette Logic each netted five points. Logic led the team with five assists and three steals (matching Karli Atkinson's three) while Aubrie Carlisle matched McCarty with six boards.

The Bees, now 8-15 overall and 4-11 in the CCAC, return home for a non-conference game against Lincoln Christian Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.