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Emory Women's Basketball Battles To Overtime Win At Sewanee

Emory Women's Basketball Battles To Overtime Win At Sewanee

Junior Ashley Oldshue scored five of her team-high 21 points in overtime in helping the Emory women's basketball team to a Tuesday night overtime win at Sewanee.  The Eagles raised their overall record to 4-1 following an 84-80 down-to-the wire decision over the Tigers who slipped to 2-3.

Oldshue finished the evening hitting seven-of-11 from the floor and seven-of-eight from the foul line in registering her second contest of 20 or more points this year. Her bucket with 1:44 left in the extra session gave the Eagles an 80-77 edge, while her two makes from the line with six seconds on the clock closed out the game's scoring.  Oldshue also topped the squad with 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the young season.  Junior Azzairia Jackson-Sherrod was next up on the team's scoresheet with 16 points including a pair of free throws with 2:30 remaining in overtime that erased a one-point Sewanee lead, giving Emory a 78-77 advantage.  Sophomore Erin Lindahl totaled 14 points, 12 coming after the first half, connecting on three triples in five attempts and five-of-six from the foul line.  Freshman Blair Ripley rounded out the team's double-figure scorers with 13 points and contributed nine rebounds.

Emory held a 57-50 lead heading into the fourth quarter and still maintained a seven-point edge with 6:17 left in regulation before six unanswered points by the Tigers' Bella Taylor drew the home team to within one point.  A pair of foul shots by Oldshue gave Emory a 66-63 advantage, but the Tigers battled back to knot the score at 66-66.  A bucket by Jackson-Sherrod pushed Emory to a 70-68 edge but a shot-clock beating basket by Taylor tied the score with 1:28 left.  Sophomore Lindsey Tse broke the tie with a strong drive to the hoop with 37 seconds remaining but the Tigers would force the fourth tie on the frame and subsequent overtime when Taylor's scored off her initial miss with five seconds on the clock. Taylor would lead all players in scoring with 29 points, 19 coming in the final two quarters and overtime.

Tse opened the scoring in overtime with another run at the rim, but a pair of free throws by Allison Hitchcock deadlocked the game at 75-75. After an Emory turnover, Sewanee took its only lead of the night when Taylor scored in the post with 3:16 left.  Tse would finish the contest with eight points on four-of-five field goal shooting.

Emory connected on 46.7 percent (28-60) of its field goal attempts compared to Sewanee's mark of 41.8 percent (28-67).  Both teams were in the 30 percent range in three-point shooting, the Eagles at 33.3 percent (5-15) and the Tigers at 30.4 percent (7-23).  Emory did enjoy a hefty 45-29 advantage in rebounding.

It was a tale of two quarters in the first half, with the Eagles using a 13-2 run over a five-minute stretch to race to a 22-6 advantage with 1:20 left in the first quarter.  The Tigers fought back, accounting for the last five points of the frame to narrow their deficit to 11 points.  Sewanee made the most of that late momentum into the second quarter, outpointing the Eagles by a 16-5 count to draw to within one point with 4:38 left in the half. Emory countered by scoring seven of the next nine points, four coming from Ripley and three by Oldshue, to stretch its cushion to 35-29 with 2:01 on the clock.  A bucket by Jackson-Sherrod allowed the Eagles to maintain their six point edge, 37-31, but a bucket by Sewanee's Hannah McCormack with 16 ticks on the clock cut Emory's lead to four points heading into halftime.  Oldshue paced all players with 12 points, sinking five-of-six field goals and a pair from the charity stripe, while Ripley came off the bench to contribute seven points and seven boards in 11 minutes of action.  Emory shot 50 percent (13-26) from the floor but was hampered by 14 turnovers that Sewanee generated into 17 points.

Emory returns to action on Thursday, Nov. 30, when it hosts Piedmont College in a 6:00 pm start.