CWRU Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Play NYU & Brandeis

CWRU Women’s Basketball Returns Home to Play NYU & Brandeis

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team will be back in Cleveland this weekend, hosting University Athletic Association games against New York University on Friday, February 10th at 6:00 p.m., and Brandeis University on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium.


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Friday, February 10th vs. NYU

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Sunday, February 12th vs. Brandeis


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UAA Standings & Upcoming Schedule




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Friday, February 10th
6:00 PM: Brandeis at Carnegie Mellon
6:00 PM: NYU at Case Western Reserve
7:00 PM: Emory at #9 Washington (Mo.)
7:00 PM: Rochester at Chicago

Sunday, February 12th

2:00 PM: NYU at Carnegie Mellon
2:00 PM: Brandeis at Case Western Reserve
2:00 PM: Rochester at Washington (Mo.)
3:00 PM: Emory at Chicago


CWRU Spartans

The Spartans will begin their final stretch of the season with an 11-9 overall record, including a 3-5 home mark.  The team will look to put a quick end to a three-game losing streak, including setbacks on the road last weekend to the University of Chicago (87-74) and ninth-ranked Washington University (95-66).  Case Western Reserve is second in the UAA and 21st among NCAA Division III teams with 76.1 points per game, while allowing 77.2 points per contest.  The Spartans are also eighth among Division III teams and lead the UAA with 8.7 three pointers per game.

The Spartans have been led by junior forward Kara Hageman, who has scored 20.7 points per game on 52.9% shooting during the season, and has collected 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.  Sophomore guard/forward Hillary Hellmann has added 18.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, and is shooting 49.6% from behind the three-point line this season.  Senior guard Jess McCoy has paced the squad with 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals, while scoring 14.7 points per game on 48.8% shooting from the floor and 39.0% from long range.


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 275-226 (.551 winning percentage) during her 20-year career, and her 118 wins at CWRU are just two shy of the program's all-time record.  She is assisted by Alexandra Dellas and Erin Gdaniec. 


NYU Violets

After opening their season with a 10-1 non-conference record, the Violets have struggled in UAA play, losing their first seven contests before sweeping a pair of games at home last weekend, topping Rochester 64-61 and Emory 67-61.  NYU now stands at 12-8 overall, including a 3-6 road record during the year.  The Violets have scored 65.0 points per game this year, and rank second in the UAA defensively, allowing 61.0 points per contest.  NYU is also second in the UAA with 10.9 steals per game.

NYU's preseason All-American guard Kaitlyn Read has missed the last 12 games, leading the team with 16.0 and 7.4 rebounds per game before missing time.  In her absence, senior guard Amy Harioka has been the team's leading scorer with 13.1 points per game, while freshman guard Shaye McGoey has scored 11.3 points and collected a team-leading 3.7 assists.

NYU is under the leadership of Head Coach Lauren Hall-Gregory, who is now in her fifth season with the team and has a career record of 83-42.  She is assisted by Patrina Blow and Mary Kate Tierney.


Case Western Reserve topped NYU on the road earlier in the season, defeating the Violets 79-52 behind 19 points and seven rebounds from Hillary Hellmann and 16 points from Kara Hageman.  Last season, the Spartans split a pair of games against the Violets, including a 67-65 win at home that put an end to a five-game losing streak to NYU.  In the game, Jess McCoy led the Spartans with 16 points, and knocked pair of free throws in the closing seconds to secure the victory, while Hageman and Hellmann each registered a double-double in the game.  Also last season, CWRU fell at NYU 82-70, despite 18 points from Hageman and 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists from Hellmann.  The Spartans are 10-37 all-time against the Violets.


Brandeis Judges

Brandeis will enter the weekend with an 11-9 overall record and a 3-6 road record, and will play at Carnegie Mellon on Friday night before traveling to Cleveland for Sunday's matchup.  The Judges split their conference games last weekened at home, besting Emory 61-59 on a tip-in by Maria Jackson with time expiring in the game, and falling to Rochester 77-65.  Brandeis is the top defensive team in the conference this season, allowing just 57.1 points per game, while scoring 61.3 points per contest.

Jackson, a senior forward, leads the team with 13.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game this year.  Also averaging double figures for the Judges this year is senior guard Paris Hodges, who has 11.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this season.

Brandeis is led by head coach Carol Simon, who is now in her 30th season with the team, and has a career record of 421-339.  She is assisted by Scott Foulis and Ceara McNamara.


Earlier in the season, CWRU dropped an 81-69 contest at Brandeis, despite a double-double from Jess McCoy with 24 points and 11 rebounds, 22 points from Hillary Hellmann, and 13 points from Kara Hageman.  Last season, CWRU lost in overtime on the road to Brandeis 69-66, and then suffered a 64-53 setback at home.    McCoy led the Spartans with 21 points in the first matchup of the 2015-16 campaign, while Hellmann scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds in the second meeting of the year.  CWRU is 16-31 all-time against Brandeis, and has lost four-straight to the Judges.


Hageman Chasing Program Scoring Record

After setting a school single-game record with 41 points against Washington University (Mo.) on January 29th, junior forward Kara Hageman has put herself in a position to challenge the school's single-season scoring record.  With 413 points this year and five games remaining, Hageman needs to average just 10.2 points per game over the team's final five games to break the school record of 464 points, set by Erin Rogalski during the 1999-00 season.  She recently became just the sixth woman in school history to break 400 points in a season, and is now 55 points shy of becoming the 14th woman in school history with 1,000 career points.  Hageman ranks 19th in Division III and third in the UAA with 20.7 points per game this year.


Hellmann Close to Three-Point Record

Sophomore Hillary Hellmann has connected on 60 three-point shots entering the weekend, and needs just one to match the school record, set by Jasmine Rowan during the 2002-03 campaign.  Hellmann leads all Division III players with a 49.6% mark from behind the three-point line, while also ranking 17th in Division III in three-point field goals made and 16th in three-point field goals made per game, leading the UAA in both categories.  She is also 48th in Division III with 18.7 points per game this season.


Team Scoring Record in Play

With five games remaining, the Spartans have scored 1,522 points this season, and need to average 78.8 points per game over their remaining contests to break the school's single-season record for points in a season, set by the 2001-02 team with 1,916.  Case Western Reserve's 43.5% mark from the floor as a team, and its 34.4% tally from behind the three point line are both on pace for school records.  The Spartans have also made 173 three-point shots, just two behind the school single-season record set by the 2009-10 squad.


Spartan Notes

Case Western Reserve has turned the ball over just 14.9 times per game this year, the second-lowest mark in the conference… The Spartans have used the same starting lineup for each of the last 19 games – freshman guard Alicia Marie Gonzales, sophomore guard Alexis Amburgey, Jess McCoy, Hillary Hellmann and Kara Hageman… Gonzales, McCoy, Hellmann and Hageman have started all 20 games this season for CWRU… Hageman has averaged 27.3 points per game, while shooting 63.2% from the floor and 66.7% from behind the three point line over her last four games… Freshman guard Kendall McConico's 47.3% shooting mark from the floor is the 20th-best in a single season in the program's history… Freshman guard Marissa Muth came off the bench to record career highs with 12 points and three three-point shots made against Washington on Sunday… After averaging just 1.1 points over the team's first 15 games, she has scored 6.4 over the last five, and has been the Spartans leading scorer off the bench during the stretch… Hellmann is also chasing the school point record, and would need to average 18.0 points per game over the Spartans' last five contest to surpass the current program-best mark… Hageman is six free throws shy of matching the program record for free throws in a season, currently held by Rogalski with 117 made during the 1997-98 season… She is 16th in Division III in free throws made and 18th in free throws attempted this year, ranking second in the conference in each category… Hellmann has led the team in scoring 10 times this season, while Hageman has paced the squad on nine occasions… Hageman has paced the squad in rebounding in eight games this season, while McCoy had notched the team-high for rebounds eight times… McCoy and Gonzales have tied for led the team outright in assists seven times apiece this year, with Amburgey pacing the squad in helpers six times.