Emory Women's Basketball Topped By Maryville
Emory senior Whitney Martin scored a game-high 16 points and paced all players with 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Maryville College used a balanced scoring attack in defeating the Eagles Tuesday evening at the Woodruff PE Center. The Lady Scots upped their record to 3-1 following a 66-50 decision over Emory who slipped to 2-3.
Maryville ended the game shooting 46.2 percent from the floor (24-of-52) while the Eagles finished with a 33.3 percent showing (18-of-54). The Scots held a 38-32 edge in the rebounding department and totaled 18 turnovers compared to Emory's 19 miscues.
Maryville led by as many as 11 points late in the first half before Emory cut the deficit to eight points, 31-23, at halftime. Martin picked up seven points during the first 20 minutes of play while the Scots' CJ Dake scored all her 10 points in the opening stanza.
Martin scored eight of Emory's first 14 points in the second half and helped it cut the gap to four points, 39-35, with 13:10 left in the contest. The Eagles still trailed by only five points with 10:25 on the clock following a field goal by Liz Brandt but an ensuing cold spell from the floor, where it hit just one of six shots, helped the Scots to a decisive 13-2 burst that put Emory in a 58-42 hole with 4:55 left.
Martin ended the evening hitting eight-of-12 from the floor while her 10 boards were a season high and marked her second career double-double. Brandt came off the bench and gave the Eagles solid play with nine points in 18 minutes.
Janell Menard led Maryville in scoring with 12 points while Rachel Draper registered six rebounds.
Emory returns to action on Monday, Nov. 30, when it plays at the University of the South.