Carroll girls come back to close out Kapaun

Published: Feb. 18, 2021 at 12:06 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - After losing a 17 point lead, Bishop Carroll looked like they were set to have senior night spoiled. But a sophomore turned it on in the final 95 seconds of the game, pushing the Golden Eagles to a 6th straight win.

Landon Forbes, who was scoreless up until the 1:35 mark of the fourth quarter, scored 10 of her team’s final 12 points, including back to back threes that cut a 7 point deficit to one and the game winning free throws in a 51-48 win.

The key play in this run came on defense off the hands of Autumn Trail. Trailing 48-47 after senior Khloe Schuckman brought the game back within one, Trail forced a steal at midcourt, passing ahead to Forbes who drew a foul down low that would lead to the foul shots that turned the game in Carroll’s favor.

Kapaun Mt. Carmel looked to have a comeback win of their own in the bag. They went down 23-6 early in the second quarter, the Golden Eagle defense pressing to create turnover after turnover, many of them leading to transition points. Schuckman scored 10 of her game high 23 in the first 9 minutes of play. Then things shifted in their favor.

The final 7 minutes of the first half the Lady Crusaders held Carroll without a field goal from the field, outscoring the Golden Eagles 15-2 to close the gap from 17 to 4 at halftime, 25-21. They were a perfect 5/5 from the line in that stretch.

The hot shooting continued into the second half, another 7-minute span where they allowed just four points, scoring 15 of their own to take a 36-29 lead. Carroll started to get something going to close the quarter, with Shuckman and fellow senior Jadyn Allen each hitting threes to get the deficit to two at the end of three.

Kapaun kept the Golden Eagles at bay, taking a 46-39 lead at the 2:30 mark and keeping that until that final stretch where Forbes lead Carroll to victory.

In addition to Schuckman’s 23, Forbes joined her in double figures with 10--all of those points in that late fourth quarter run. Allen added 9, all of her points coming from behind the arc.

Ella Anciaux, who recently returned to the KMC lineup, paced the Lady Crusaders with 13. Lizzie Romer added 10 and Jennifer Jacobs 9, 7 of those coming at the foul stripe.

Bishop Carroll improves to 13-3 with two games left on the schedule, returning to action against North then Heights next Monday and Tuesday. Their GWAL record improves to 12-1, a 1 game advantage on Heights who dropped to 11-2 in league play Wednesday night with a loss at Southeast.

Kapaun will visit those same Golden Buffaloes Friday night before wrapping up with a pair of game next week. The Crusaders overall mark sits at 10-7, 8-5 in the conference.

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