ATLANTA, Ga. – Despite a career-high 16 points from junior Emma Reavis (Miami, Okla./Deerfield (Mass.) Acad.), the Brandeis University women's basketball team couldn't get their offense going tonight in a 69-43 University Athletic Association loss at Emory. With the loss, the Judges fall to 5-10 on the season, 0-6 in the UAA. The Eagles improve to 11-4, 5-1 UAA.
Reavis and senior Kerry Tanke (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan) combined for 27 points, well more than half of the team's offense. Reavis netted her career scoring high for the second game in a row, hitting 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Reavis also had two assists. Tanke added 11 points on 5-of-6 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line. No other Brandeis player had more than one field goal, and the Judges as a whole went 1-for-23 from 3-point range, missing their first 18 attempts from downtown. Sophomore Casey Perry (Milton, N.H. / Marshwood) matched her career-high with seven rebounds.
Emory put three players in double figures in scoring. Mariane Auza had 12 points, Anna Arato added 11 and Claire Brock chipped in 10. Tori Huggins nearly made it four starters, scoring nine points. Auza and reserve Morgan Laudick led all players with eight rebound each as the Eagles won the battle of the boards, 48-41. Kennedy Kater led EU with five assists, while Daniella Aronsky had four. The Eagles had 14 steals to just four for Brandeis, as the hosts owned an 18-7 edge in points off turnovers. They also had a 16-6 edge in second-chance points.
Emory never trailed in the contest. The teams traded buckets for their first six points of the game, but Emory put together a 13-5 run to expand their lead to 19-11 on a steal and lay-up by Brock. Brandeis closed with four of the last six points of the stanza to make it 21-15, Eagles, after one. The hosts outscored Brandeis, 19-11, in the second period, as Reavis's six points in the quarter were not enough on her own. After a 13-13 third quarter, the Brandeis offense struggled in the fourth, not scoring until the final minute as they were outscored, 16-4.
Brandeis rounds out the first half of the UAA schedule on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the University of Rochester. The Judges will square off with Emory at home next Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.