CLEVELAND – The University of Chicago women's basketball team's 10-game winning streak came to a halt with a 77-71 loss at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday afternoon.
The No. 14-ranked Maroons fell to 11-3 overall (2-0 University Athletic Association). The Spartans moved to 8-6 and 3-0 in the UAA.
The opening quarter proved to be a struggle offensively, as UChicago shot 4 for 20 from the field (20 percent). A 9-2 run stretching into the second quarter put the home side ahead 24-16.
Senior guard Miranda Burt was fouled on a three-pointer and made all three of her free throws to pull UChicago to within 36-33. But CWRU answered to take a 10-point lead into halftime at 43-33.
The third quarter tide turned in UChicago's favor. Despite trailing by 15 at one point, the Maroons stormed all the way back to finally take a 58-57 lead early in the fourth quarter. All told, the rally featured a 20-4 run. Senior guard Mia Farrell scored 10-straight points for the Maroons to get the momentum rolling.
A layup from senior forward Taylor Lake tied the game up at 68-68 with 1:48 left in regulation. However, the Spartans held sway in the waning minutes and pulled away by a 77-71 final.
Lake scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds. Farrell collected 17 points and five rebounds, while sophomore forward Klaire Steffens grabbed a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Burt added 12 points as well.
The Maroons show a season-low 33.8 percent from the field, including 21.7 percent on threes (5-23) and 73.7 percent on free throws (14-19). CWRU shot 44.4 percent overall, 41.2 percent from long range (7-17) and 77.8 percent from the charity stripe (14-18).
UChicago outrebounded the Spartans 49-42, including 25-13 on the offensive boards.
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