Spartans Topped by Emory 64-47

Spartans Topped by Emory 64-47

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team dropped a 64-47 game in Atlanta, Georgia to Emory University on Sunday to wrap-up their road weekend.

Freshman forward Emma Cain scored a career-high 12 points and collected six rebounds to lead the Spartans during Sunday's game.  Junior forward Hillary Hellmann collected a team-leading nine rebounds and scored nine points, moving within 12 points of 1,000 for her career.  Freshman Emily Todd added six points as well, while freshman forward Rebecca Rowlands and sophomore guard Kendall McConico scored six points apiece.

A pair of Spartan freshmen got the team off to a strong start in Sunday's game, with Cain and Rowlands combining for 10 points during the opening frame.  Trailing 7-4 with 6:07 remaining in the opening quarter, went on a 10-2 run to grab a five point lead, and would close the period with a 14-11 advantage.  The second quarter featured three ties and four lead changes in the first five minutes, but a 12-0 run by the Eagles would allow Emory to take a 12-point lead with 20 seconds remaining in the half.  Rowlands knocked down a jumper in the closing second of the period to end the Emory run, and pull the Spartans back within 1, 33-23, by halftime.

Cain and Todd would combine for all of the Spartans' eight points during the third quarter, as Emory jumped out to a 50-31 lead to begin the fourth quarter.  Case Western Reserve would outscore Emory 16-14 in the final quarter, with Hellmann, Todd and sophomore guard Alicia Marie Gonzales all connecting on three-point shots during the period, but the Eagles would hold on for the victory.

The loss dropped the Spartans to 3-10 on the year and 0-3 in the University Athletic Association, while Emory improved to 2-1 in UAA play and to 8-6 overall.

Case Western Reserve will return home next weekend to host a pair of UAA games.  The Spartans will host Washington University (Mo.) on Friday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m., and the 25th-ranked University of Chicago on Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m.