CWRU to Play Baldwin Wallace Tuesday at Home; Will Host Ronald McDonald House Event

CWRU to Play Baldwin Wallace Tuesday at Home; Will Host Ronald McDonald House Event

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team will return to Horsburgh Gymnasium for the first contest of a three-game home stand this week, when the Spartans play host to Baldwin Wallace University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Ronald McDonald House Event
In coordination with the Ronald McDonald House, the Spartans will be accepting items or cash donations in lieu of the ticket fee for entry into Tuesday's game.  To see a wish list of items that will be collected, click here.

Since 1979, the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, a not-for-profit organization, has offered a comfortable home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. In addition to the 55-room House on Euclid Avenue, RMH offers families of pediatric patients a comfortable spaces to rest and recharge at Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Cleveland Clinic Children's, Fairview Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center, and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's and a free online resource for families across Ohio through RedTreehouse.org. RMH relies on the generosity of the local community to provide support and services to the more than 100,000 individuals it serves annually.

Live Coverage
Fans unable to attend can follow Tuesday's action with a live video webcast at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wbkb/live and live statistics at http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wbkb/2016-17/boxscores/20161122_2i3a.xml.

CWRU Spartans
Case Western Reserve is coming off a pair of wins and a team title at the 2016 SpringHill Suites Tournament in Washington, Pennsylvania last weekend.  The Spartans topped host Washington and Jefferson College 80-74 in the first game of the tournament on Friday, and followed with an 80-77 win over La Roche College in the championship game.  The team improved to 2-1 on the year with the two wins, and stands at 0-1 in home games this season.

The Spartans have averaged 74.7 points per game this season, while shooting 45.2% from the field.  In addition, the squad has averaged 33.3 rebounds per game and have a +0.7 turnover margin, while allowing 80.0 points per contest.  Junior forward Kara Hageman has led the team with averages of 21.0 points and nine rebounds per game, while adding a team-best eight blocks.  Sophomore forward Hillary Hellmann has contributed with 18.7 points per game and 4.7 rebounds, and senior guard Jess McCoy has scored 12.3 points per game with 7.7 rebounds per contest, and leads the squad with 14 assists and 10 steals.

Case Western Reserve is under the leadership of Head Coach Jennifer Reimer, who is in her 10th season with the Spartans.  She holds an overall record of 266-219 (.548 winning percentage) during her 20-year career, and her 109 wins at CWRU are just 11 shy of the program's all-time record.  She is assisted by Alexandra Dellas and Erin Gdaniec.

Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets
Following a 17-11 record last season, the Yellow Jackets opened their 2016-17 campaign last Tuesday with a 70-41 win at home against Oberlin College.  Baldwin Wallace finished the game shooting 45.8% from the field, including a mark of 54.5% from three-point range, while forcing 20 Oberlin turnovers (resulting in a +12 margin for the game) and collecting 30 rebounds.

Sophomore guard Hannah Fecht led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points and six rebounds in the game, while sophomore forward Rachel Womeldorf added 15 points and three rebounds.  The team's lineup also features returning All-Ohio Athletic Conference players in senior forward Sydney Clark and senior point guard Mackenzie Columbo

The Yellow Jackets are led by 27th-year Head Coach Cheri Harrer, who holds a 528-197 career record (.728 winning percentage).  She is assisted by Cody Hartzler and Cassie Seth.

Series History
Tuesday's game will be the 33rd meeting all-time between the Spartans and the Yellow Jackets, with Baldwin Wallace holding a 19-13 lead in the series.  Last season, the Spartans dropped a 72-63 contest to the Yellow Jackets in Berea, despite a 26-point, eight-rebound performance from Hageman, a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) from Hellmann, and a 16-point, seven-rebound, five-assist effort from McCoy.  Case Western Reserve won the last meeting between the two teams at Horsburgh Gymnasium, picking up a 61-56 win over the Yellow Jackets behind a 14-point showing from McCoy.

Spartan Notes
Friday and Saturday marked the first time that the Spartans have scored at least 80 points in back-to-back games since the 2003-04 season… Case Western Reserve's 14 steals in its win over Washington and Jefferson were the most by the team in a game since December 2, 2015, when the team also tallied 14 thefts against Wooster… The Spartans' 51.6% mark from the field in the win over La Roche was the team's best shooting percentage in a game this year… CWRU also doled out 20 assists as a team, the most since a win over John Carroll on January 4, 2016… The Spartans have shot 54.2% (65-for-120) on shots inside the three-point arc this season…  With her eight blocks this season, Kara Hageman has moved into sole possession of 10th-place in school history with 52 career blocks… Hillary Hellmann has connected on at least one three-pointer for 13th-consecutive games (dating back to last season) and in 25 of her 28 career games… She is now tied for 18th in school history with 54 career three-pointers… With 786 career points, Jess McCoy is now just 214 away from becoming the 13th player in school history to reach the 1,000-career point milestone… She is also just 27 points away from cracking the top-20 list of scorers in program history... Hageman currently ranks third in the UAA in points per game, fifth in rebounds per game and second in blocks per game… Hellmann is fourth in the league in points per game this season… McCoy is third in the UAA in steals and assists per game and is eighth in blocks per game.