• 2017-18 Record: 5-3
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2013, 1997, 1995
  • 38 First or Second Team All-UAA Players
  • 9 All-Region Honorees

Emory Women's Basketball Tripped Up At Birmingham Southern

Emory Women's Basketball Tripped Up At Birmingham Southern

The Emory women's basketball team suffered its second straight defeat on Saturday, dropping a road contest to Birmingham Southern. The Panthers upped their record to 3-2 after posting a 65-53 decision over the Eagles who slipped to 4-3.

Despite playing without Preseason All-American Ashley Oldshue, Emory trailed by just a 44-42 margin heading into the fourth quarter.  However, the final 10 minutes of action proved to be the difference as BSC outpointed the Eagles by a 21-11 margin to secure the win.  After a bucket by sophomore Lindsey Tse and a pair of free throws by classmate Erin Lindahl gave the Eagles a 46-44 edge with 8:30 left in the contest, BSC held Emory scoreless for nearly six minutes while scoring 11 unanswered points to take a 55-46 advantage. A bucket by Lindahl cut the gap to seven points, but six consecutive points by the Panthers boosted their cushion to 13 points, 61-48, with 1:01 on the clock.

Junior Azzairia Jackson-Sherrod topped the Emory scoring attack with a career-high tying 18 points, sinking eight-of-14 field goal attempts and both of her free throw tries en route to her fifth double-figure scoring performance of the season. Jackson-Sherrod also led the Eagles with seven boards.  Lindahl was the team's other double-figure scorer with 12 points.

After trailing by six points after the first quarter, Emory faced an eight-point deficit early in the second stanza before going on an 11-0 blitz, which saw five different players score in that stretch and that gave it a 25-22 lead.   BSC regrouped and answered with a 7-0 run to reclaim the lead at 29-25, but a three-point field goal by Emory freshman Molly Weiss, her second of the half, allowed the Eagles to trail by just one point heading into halftime.

A jumper by Lindahl to open the third quarter provided the Eagles with a 30-29 lead, but later in the frame a 7-2 BSC spurt, capped by a triple by Christian McGowan, gave the hosts a 44-36 edge with 2:11 left.  Emory stayed in the hunt, scoring the quarter's last six points, the first four by Jackson-Sherrod, to slice the gap to two points heading into the fourth.

BSC was successful on 43.6 percent (24-55) of its field goal attempts compared to Emory's 31.3 percent (21-67). The Panthers converted 43.8 percent (7-16) of their three-point tries while the Eagles were held to 17.6 percent (3-17). 

Emory returns to action on Tuesday (Dec. 5) when it plays at Agnes Scott College.