Spartan Women Host NYU and Brandeis for First UAA Home Weekend; Watch Live via MediaVision

Brooke Orcutt (photo by Ryan Baker)
Brooke Orcutt (photo by Ryan Baker)

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team hosts its first University Athletic Association weekend of the season with matchups versus New York University on Friday, January 16 (6:00 p.m.) and Brandeis University (Mass.) on Sunday, January 18 (2:00 p.m.).

Both games can be viewed live online with Ron Jantz (play-by-play) and Eddy Jansen (color commentary) on the call for CWRU's award-winning MediaVision. The pregame show begins 10 minutes prior to game time.

LIVE VIDEO - http://tv.case.edu/athletics/ 

NYU LIVE STATS - http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wbkb/2014-15/boxscores/20150116_ure5.xml

BRANDEIS LIVE STATS - http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wbkb/2014-15/boxscores/20150118_5ivv.xml

* - probable starter

Spartans (6-6, 0-1 UAA)

Jessica McCoy *        
10.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 17 3FG

Laura Mummey *     
10.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Brooke Orcutt *        
9.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.3 apg

Berit Eppard *          
8.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.5 apg

Kara Hageman          
7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg

Erin Reynolds          
3.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Amanda Germer *    
3.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.5 apg

Spartan Notes

LAST TIME OUT
The Spartans fell on a last-second bucket at Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.), 59-58, on Saturday, January 10. Laura Mummey totaled 13 points and eight rebounds, while Brooke Orcutt contributed 11 points and seven boards.

STARTING TO HEAT UP
Laura Mummey has averaged 14 points over the past three games after averaging 8.7 over the first nine. Overall, Mummey has nine double-digit scoring efforts this season. 

POWER OF FOUR
Four from CWRU rank in the top 20 in the UAA in points per game. Jessica McCoy (10.0) and Laura Mummey (10.0) are tied for ninth, while Brooke Orcutt (9.6) and Berit Eppard (8.4) rank 14th and 19th, respectively.

GUARDING THE THREE
The Spartans rank first in the UAA in opponent three-point shooting percentage (.234).

HOME COOKIN'
CWRU, 4-1 at home this season, is 24-11 in 35 games played at Horsburgh Gymnasium since the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

THROWBACK WEEKEND
The CWRU Athletic Department will take its yearly step back in time during the weekend of February 20-22 when it hosts the 10th Annual Throwback Weekend with UAA doubleheaders versus Emory University (Ga.) and the University of Rochester (N.Y.). The Spartan women will wear uniforms commemorating Flora Stone Mather College.

Violets (12-0, 1-0 UAA)

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Megan Dawe *
13.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, .550 FG%

Amy Harioka *        
9.7 ppg, 1.7 spg, .938 FT%, 23 3FG

Emily Rowe            
9.4 ppg, 8.7 rpg, .548 FG%

Kaitlyn Read *        
8.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.1 apg, 4.2 spg

Maya Wasowicz     
6.8 ppg

Lindsey Oldshue *
5.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Melissa Peng *  
4.0 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.2 spg

SCOUTING THE VIOLETS
Ranked ninth in the USA Today Top 25 and eighth by D3Hoops.com, the Violets rank second in the UAA in scoring (73.8 ppg) and fifth nationally (tops in the UAA) in both assists (18.5 apg) and steals (16.1 spg). Individually, Megan Dawe ranks fifth in the conference in scoring (13.7 ppg). Amy Harioka is the UAA's top three-point shooter (.511). Kaitlyn Read (4.1 apg) and Melissa Peng (3.8 apg) are second and third, respectively, in assists. Read is also fifth nationally and first in the conference in steals (4.2 spg).

 


Judges (8-4, 0-1 UAA)

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Maria Jackson        
10.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, .557 FG%

Niki Laskaris *       
10.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Hannah Cain  
8.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.3 spg

Frankie Pinto *
8.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg

Olivia Shaw *         
8.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Sydney Sodine *  
7.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Heather Cain *
6.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, .875 FT%

SCOUTING THE JUDGES
Entering Friday evening's game at Carnegie Mellon, the Judges ranked third in the conference in defense, allowing just 55.1 points per game. Niki Laskaris ranked seventh in the UAA in scoring (10.5 ppg), while Sydney Sodine ranked seventh in rebounding (7.3 rpg). Maria Jackson averaged 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds through the first eight games of the season before suffering an injury.