Spartan Women Set to Host Carnegie Mellon on Senior Day

Spartan Women Set to Host Carnegie Mellon on Senior Day

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team hosts the Tartans of Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, February 28 for the final University Athletic Association weekend of the season.  

Join CWRU as we celebrate the fine accomplishments of the senior Spartan basketball players who have given their time and hard work to the basketball program while representing the University.

The game 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/

LIVE STATS - http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wbkb/2014-15/boxscores/20150228_k88k.xml

CWRU Spartans (8-16, 2-11 UAA)

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Brooke Orcutt * 11.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.7 apg

Laura Mummey * 10.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Jessica McCoy * 9.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

Berit Eppard * 8.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg

Kara Hageman 7.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Rachel Beaty 3.5 ppg

Amanda Germer * 3.5 ppg, 2.5 apg

Spartan Notes

TURNING UP THE VOLUME

After averaging 9.5 points in 11 non-conference games, Brooke Orcutt has averaged 12.7 points during 12 UAA contests. During the conference stretch, Orcutt has turned in three 20-plus point efforts.

POWER OF FOUR

Four players from CWRU rank in the top 20 in the UAA in points per game. Brooke Orcutt (11.2) ranks ninth, Laura Mummey (10.4) is 11th, Jessica McCoy (9.0) is 15th and Berit Eppard (8.8) ranks 16th.

MUMMEY'S THE WORD

Laura Mummey has scored in double-figures in 16 of the team's 24 games, including a season-high 21-point effort against Emory University on February 20.

GUARDING THE THREE

The Spartans rank first in the UAA in opponent three-point shooting percentage (.260).

HOME COOKIN'

CWRU is 25-14 in 39 home games (all at Horsburgh Gymnasium) since the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

SERIES NOTES

Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon have met 43 times on the hardwood with the Spartans holding a 31-12 advantage. The Tartans won the last matchup earlier this season 59-58 to open conference play. The first-ever meeting between the two schools came during the 1987-88 season and resulted in a 71-68 victory for the Spartans.

LAST MEETING

Laura Mummey posted 13 points and eight rebounds, but the team dropped a 59-58 heartbreaker at rival Carnegie Mellon in the 2015 UAA opener at Skibo Gymnasium. In a back-and-forth final five minutes, the Spartans led 58-57 when Brooke Orcutt hit two free throws with 11 seconds remaining. Then with just two seconds left on the clock, Liza Otto scored a layup to lift the hosts to victory.

Carnegie Mellon Tartans (12-12, 3-10 UAA)

SCOUTING THE TARTANS

The Tartans are coming off of a 85-74 upset of Emory University on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Lisa Murphy scored 29 points and brought down 11 boards in the win while Liza Otto added 17. As a team, Carnegie Mellon ranks third in the UAA with a .414 field goal percentage. Individually, Murphy ranks first in the UAA in scoring (19.8 ppg), rebounding (10.0 rpg) and field goal percentage (.663).

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Lisa Murphy * 19.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.8 bpg

Jackie Hudepohl 12.8 ppg, 4.0 apg

Lindsay Poss * 12.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg

Liza Otto * 9.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg

Chandler Caufield * 7.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Anna Novak * 6.5 ppg, 2.5 apg

Njaire McKoy 3.8 ppg, 2.0 apg