The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team will make the trip across town this week, facing John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio on Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m.
Fans can follow the game on Tuesday with live video at https://boxcast.tv/view/womens-basketball-vs-case-western-145132 and live statistics at https://jcusports.com/sidearmstats/wbball/summary.
Case Western Reserve has won two of its last three games, and now stands at 2-5 overall on the year, including a 1-0 mark in home games. The Spartans are coming off a split of a pair of games last weekend at the M-Club Tournament, falling 80-43 to sixth-ranked Hope College, before claiming a 70-46 victory against Juniata on Saturday. As a team, CWRU is averaging 60.7 points per game on 36.0% shooting overall and 24.4% from three-point range, while allowing 66.3 points per contest. Sophomore guard/ forward Abbey Lawrence leads the team with 18.0 points per game, while first-year guard/ forward Isabella Mills has 8.9 points per game and a team-high 6.9 rebounds per contest.
The Spartans are under the leadership of 13th-year Head Coach Jennifer Reimer. She currently holds a 298-266 record over her 22 years as a head coach, with 141 of her victories coming at CWRU. Reimer is assisted by Kelly Muffley, Erin Gdaniec and Kara Hageman.
JOHN CARROLL BLUE STREAKS
John Carroll has opened its season with a 3-1 overall record, including a 2-0 mark at home, and is coming off a 97-40 win over Pitt-Bradford on the road last Saturday. The team is averaging 75.8 points per game this season of 42.7% shooting overall and 32.3% on three-point tries, while allowing 48.3 points per game. The team is led by Olivia Nagy, who has scored 14.5 points per game and collected 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per contest, and Nicole Heffington has added 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
John Carroll is coached by Kelly Morrone, who has gone 97-67 during her seven seasons with the team. She is assisted by Beth Andrews, Bob Booher and Emily Taylor.
The Spartans have won four-straight games against John Carroll dating back to the 2015-16 season, including a 79-65 victory last season. Senior guard Kendall McConico scored 12 points in the game for the Spartans, and sophomore guard Alyssa Hyland came off the bench to score 13 in last year's contest. CWRU is 13-17 all-time against the Blue Streaks.
- CWRU has registered its three best three-point shooting games of the year in its last three contests, including a season-high 35.0% (seven-of-20) against Waynesburg last Tuesday. CWRU also shot a season-high 51.6% overall from the floor against Waynesburg, the team's highest single-game shooting percentage since shooting 51.7% against Denison on November 20, 2018.
- The Spartans are shooting 72.5% from the free throw line as a team this season. The team's top-four scorers this year are all shooting above 80.0% from the charity stripe, including Abbey Lawrence (86.7%), Isabella Mills (85.7%), first-year guard McKenna Gross (84.2%) and junior forward Emma Cain (80.0%).
- Lawrence has led the Spartans in scoring in six of their seven games this season. She has scored 20 or more points on four occasions, including a 21-point effort against Juniata in the team's last game on Sunday, and a season-high 25 points against Otterbein on November 16th. Lawrence is currently second among all UAA players in points per game.
- Lawrence was named the Most Valuable Player at the M-Club Tournament last weekend, after averaging 12.5 points over the two games and shooting 10-of-19 from the floor.
- Mills has recorded a double-double in each of the team's two wins this season. Last Tuesday against Waynesburg, she finished the contest with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Then, on Sunday, she tallied 19 points and 16 rebounds in the win over Juniata, both career-high marks. In the Spartans' two wins this season, Mills is averaging 18.5 points and 13.5 rebounds on 50.0% shooting both overall and from three-point range.
- Mills is also third among UAA players in steals per game this season with 2.7. She has registered a season-high six steals against both Albion on November 9th and Juniata on November 23rd.
- Gross is the team's leading scorer off the bench this season, averaging 6.6 point per game (third overall on the team) during her 19.7 minutes of action per game. She is also leading the team with 2.0 assists per game, and is second on the squad with 1.4 steals per contest.