Emory Women's Basketball Loses To Carnegie Mellon
The Emory women's basketball team saw a four-game winning streak come to an end this evening as it came out on the short end of a home University Athletic Association game to Carnegie Mellon University. The Tartans of CMU raised their overall record to 8-4 (1-0 UAA) following a 56-47 win over Emory who slipped to 6-5 (1-1 UAA).
The ice-cold conditions that hit the Atlanta area found its way into the Emory shooting strokes as it was hindered by poor field goal shooting throughout the evening, finishing the game with a 20.3 percent mark (13-of-64) from the floor while the visitors hit on 42.3 percent (22-of-52). The Eagles did manage to come up with a season-high tying 14 steals as CMU turned the ball over 38 times but that was negated somewhat by the Tartans' decisive 57-30 bulge in rebounding.
Sophomore Becca Feldman led Emory with 12 points while senior Whitney Martin rounded out the team's double-figure scorers with 10 points. Freshman Danielle Landry came off the bench and paced the club with six rebounds and three steals.
A 14-6 run over a seven-minute stretch by CMU helped it to a 22-12 lead midway through the first half and the Tartans were able to protect that margin and build on it in claiming a 33-21 edge at halftime. Sophomore Jennifer Larsen scored 15 of her game-high 26 points during the opening 20 minutes of action, hitting seven-of-eight from the floor.
Emory trailed by 11 points, 37-26, with 14:35 left in the contest before it staged a 7-0 spurt, keyed by a three-point field goal by Melinh Rozen, and baskets by Martin and Keenan Whitesides, to draw to within four points with 12:39 on the clock. However, that would be as close as the Eagles would get as they went scoreless for the following six minutes while CMU countered with an 11 -0 run to take a 15-point advantage.
Emory returns to action on Sunday (Jan. 10) when it hosts Case Western Reserve in a 2:00 p.m. start.