The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season by a count of 63-57 versus Denison University on Friday night.
The Spartans fall to 0-1 overall, while the Big Red begin their season 1-0.
Denison held CWRU to just 30.9% shooting from the field and 27.3% from three-point range.
Individually, senior guard Emily Young scored 16 points and turned in two blocks. Sophomore forward Kara Hageman and freshman guard Hillary Hellmann each scored in double-digits. Hageman tallied her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Hellman also earned 11 points and brought down four boards. Junior guard Jessica McCoy contributed eight points and grabbed five rebounds.
The Big Red's Jordan Holmes had a career game, pacing Denison with 30 points and 21 rebounds and six blocks.
The Spartans led by as many as five, 9-4, when Hellmann hit a jumper at the 5:01 mark in the first quarter. In the fourth quarter with 7:37 on the clock, the Spartans would tie up the game 47-47 after a layup from Young followed by a three-point shot by Hellman at 6:47 giving the Spartans their second lead of the game, 50-48, but CWRU was unable to regain the lead as the Big Red then stayed ahead the rest of the competition.
Up next, the Spartans will travel cross-town to rival Baldwin Wallace University for a 6:00 p.m. game on Tuesday, November 17.