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UChicago Women’s Basketball Stymied by Emory 51-39

Grace Hynes
Grace Hynes

ATLANTA – A tough night of offensive production cost the University of Chicago women's basketball team in a 51-39 road loss at Emory University on Friday.

The No. 13-ranked Maroons (15-4, 6-2 UAA) were held to a season-low scoring output as the Eagles (15-4, 6-2 UAA) moved back into a tie for first place in the University Athletic Association.

In a first half ruled by defense, UChicago struggled to find offensive momentum. After accounting for the opening five points of the game, the Maroons experienced a seven-minute scoring drought. 

The visitors were limited to 26 percent shooting from the field and were down 22-15 at halftime. On the other side, Emory shot 31 percent. The two teams combined for 18 turnovers.

The second half continued the trend, as the Eagles built its lead up to 14 points heading into the fourth. The hosts cruised from there to pick up the victory.

First-year guard Grace Hynes led the squad with 15 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Klaire Steffens tallied eight points and six rebounds.

UChicago was held to a 30.4 shooting percentage on field goals, including 7.1 percent from beyond the arc (1-14). Emory shot 35.7 percent from the field and 22.2 percent from three-point range (4-18). The Maroons held a slight 38-37 edge in rebounding while committing one more turnover (16-15).

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