Emory Women's Basketball Tops Covenant College For First Win Of '11-12
Emory junior Misha Jackson paced four double-figure scorers with 14 points and the Eagles notched their first win of the season Monday night with an 87-43 victory over Covenant College. The win evened Emory's record at 1-1 while the Lady Scots slipped to 1-2.
For the game, Emory shot 49.3 percent (34-of-69) from the floor while Covenant ended with a 34.8 percent (16-of-46) effort. The Eagles knocked down 43.8 percent of their three-point field goal tries with a trio of players sinking a pair of treys. Emory posted a healthy 42-32 margin in the rebounding department and turned the ball over just 13 times compared to Covenant's 30 miscues.
With nine players finding their way into the scoring the column, the Eagles enjoyed a 40-19 lead at halftime. The Lady Scots had the advantage early, holding a 13-10 edge with 13:25 left in the stanza. Emory regrouped and responded with a devastating 19-2 run, keyed by six points from Jackson, to take a commanding 29-15 lead with 6:51 on the clock. After Covenant scored four unanswered points to cut the gap to 10, the Eagles closed out the final four minutes on an 11-0 spree with Danielle Landry scoring four points and Becca Feldman and Emily Hyncik each knocking down a three-point field goal. Emory connected on 44.1 percent (15-of-34) of its field goal attempts compared to the host Scots 34.6 percent (9-of-26). Feldman and Jackson each picked up eight points while Landry chipped in seven points for Emory. Covenant was dogged by 14 turnovers during the opening half while the Eagles totaled just four miscues.
Whatever hopes Covenant had of a comeback bid were dashed early in the second half as Emory scored 16 of the stanza's first 20 points that ballooned its lead to 56-23 with 14:09 left in the game. Jackson scored six points in that stretch with Feldman chipping in four. From there a number of reserves hit the floor for the Eagles, highlighted by freshman O'dez Oraedu scoring seven points and sophomore Gabi Whitmer pulling down a team-high tying six rebounds.
Emory returns to action on Wednesday (Nov. 23) when it makes its home debut against LaGrange College in a 6:00 p.m. tip.