Oldshue Leads Emory Women's Basketball To Road Win Over Carnegie Mellon

Oldshue Leads Emory Women's Basketball To Road Win Over Carnegie Mellon

Junior Ashley Oldshue exploded for 18 of her game-high 22 points during the second half in helping rally the Emory women's basketball team to a Friday evening at Carnegie Mellon.  The Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak and raised their overall record to 11-10, 5-5 in the UAA, following a 66-64 decision over the Tartans who fell to 9-12 overall, 1-9 in the conference.

Oldshue ended the evening sinking eight-of-12 from the floor and six-of-eight from the charity stripe in notching her 15th double-figure scoring effort of the year and fifth of 20 or more points. Sophomore Erin Lindahl chalked up 16 points while junior Azzairia Jackson-Sherrod rounded out the team's double-digit scorers with 11 points.

Emory trailed by as many as 12 points, 46-34, early in the third quarter and still faced a nine-point gap with 4:51 remaining in the stanza. The Eagles battled back and closed out the final 4:43 of the frame on a 10-4 run, with Oldshue scoring five of her 11 points in that stretch, which also saw sophomore Allison Chernow nail a clutch three-pointer at the buzzer.  Early in the fourth quarter, a bucket by sophomore Blair Ripley followed by a free throw by Oldshue drew the Eagles even with the Tartans at 52-52 with 8:42 on the clock.  After a CMU basket, Emory scored six straight points, started by a Lindahl jumper and followed by a pair of baskets by Oldshue to claim a four-point lead.  CMU would knot the score at 60-60 with 2:45 remaining, and after swapping baskets, a jumper by Ripley with 1:46 on the clock gave Emory the lead for good at 64-62. On its ensuing possession, the Tartans missed three straight shots, with Oldshue blocking the last attempt of the bunch.  Erin Lindahl eventually put the game out of reach at 66-62 with eight ticks left when she followed her miss from the floor with a rebound and put-back.  The Tartans then scored with less than a second remaining to finish out the night.

Emory ended the game shooting 40.3 percent (25-62) from the field, including 51.7 percent (15-29) over the final two quarters.  CMU ended up with a 39.1 percent (18-46) mark from the floor and drained 26-of-33 free throw attempts compared to the Eagles' 13-of-20 from the stripe.  Emory posted a 39-32 advantage on the glass with Oldshue tying for game honors with nine boards and Ripley finishing with eight.

Emory faced a 39-30 deficit heading into halftime, concluding the opening 20 minutes shooting 30.3 10-of-33 from the floor while the Tartans checked in at 42.1 percent (8-of-19). Lindahl led the Eagles with nine points while junior Azzairia Jackson-Sherrod added seven points.  Katharine Higgins topped the CMU effort with 13 points.  Emory found itself on the wrong end of a 22-11 score after the first quarter before outscoring the Tartans by a 19-17 count in the second stanza. Both teams grabbed 18 boards in the first half but the Tartans used a huge advantage at the stripe, converting 22-of-25 vs. Emory's eight-of-nine mark, in taking the nine-point lead at the break.

Emory returns to action on Sunday (Feb. 11) when it plays at Case Western Reserve.