Women’s Basketball Falters in Second Half to Emory

Credit: Lyn Hutchinson
Credit: Lyn Hutchinson

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's basketball team saw its two-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night inside Juhan Gymnasium, as the Eagles of Emory University defeated the Tigers, 68-46.

Final Score: Emory (5-1) 68, Sewanee (3-4) 46
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-No team had more than a two-possession lead in the first 30 minutes. The Tigers made it a five-point affair, 13-8, 3:01 left in the opening quarter thanks to a three-point play by Abby Young. However, it was Emory that took a 14-13 lead after 10 minutes of play.

-Sewanee took a 26-24 lead with a little over a minute left in the second stanza on a Bella Bombassi jumper, but after two free throws by the visitors, the contest was even at 26 points apiece.

-In the first 20 minutes, the home team forced nine turnovers and recorded three thefts.

-The third period was all Emory, as they out-scored the hosts, 27-9, thanks to a 9-of-15 performance from the field, to put the contest away.

-Emory is receiving votes in both the D3hoops.Com poll and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) poll.

-Ellie Treanton led the Tigers with 14 points, four assists and two steals, while Bella Bombassi posted eight boards.

-Raquel Waller scored 11 points, while Kinsley Logan dropped 10 points and recorded four steals.

-Blair Ripley led the Eagles with 19 points and 11 boards.

Sewanee will now break for Thanksgiving, and they will return to the hardwood on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Mississippi University for Women.

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