CLEVELAND – The University of Chicago women's basketball team submitted its most comprehensive performance of the season with a dominating 91-46 triumph at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday.
The No. 20-ranked Maroons (14-2 overall, 5-0 UAA) remain atop the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings and extended their winning streak to 12 in-a-row. The Spartans fell to 3-12 overall, 0-5 in conference action.
The 45-point margin of victory was UChicago's largest since defeating Carnegie Mellon University 88-39 on Feb. 5, 2017. So far this season, the Maroons have beaten eight opponents by at least 20 points.
UChicago excelled in all phases of the game. The visitors posted their second-highest field goal percentage of the season – 50.7 percent. They made 10 of 18 from three-point range. The Maroons also held leads in rebounds (40-34), assists (19-9) and turnovers forced (28-12).
Mia Farrell posted the most efficient outing of her young career – the sophomore guard made 10 of 13 field goals and all four three-pointers. She scored 24 points in only 20 minutes of action.
Junior forward Olariche Obi tallied her fourth-straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Miranda Burt scored 14 points in 13 minutes played, and senior guard Elizabeth Nye posted 11 points and four assists.
UChicago never trailed in the contest. The visiting side quickly went ahead 10-2, then later went on another 10-2 run to go up 29-14. By halftime, the Maroons were firmly in control at 43-23. Farrell tallied 14 points in the half and Obi added 10.
UChicago blew away CWRU in the third quarter and held a 69-29 advantage seven minutes into the half. The team cruised from there, surpassing 90 points for the third time this season.
The Spartans were limited to 35.3 percent shooting from the field and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc (3-14).
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