Senior Ashley Oldshue's career afternoon carried the Emory University Women's Basketball team to its sixth consecutive win on Saturday as the Eagles topped Rhodes University, 60-49, in Memphis, TN.
Oldshue poured in 28 points, tying her previous career-high, tied the program's single-game record with six blocked shots and collected nine rebounds to lead the team to the 11-point victory. Oldshue was on fire from the floor, finishing 11-of-14 in field goal attempts and 6-of-6 from the line as she tied her previous high mark in points set back on January 12th, 2018 in a win over Carnegie Mellon University while her six blocks marked just the third time an Emory player registered six blocked shots in a game and the first since Head Coach Misha Jackson accomplished the feat in 2013. Oldshue's six swats also gave her 95 in her career, moving her into a tie with Coach Jackson for second place on the all-time list.
Oldshue was one of three Eagle scorers that reached double figures as classmate Azzairia Jackson-Sherrod netted 11 points with eight boards with junior Erin Lindahl chipped in with 10 including a pair of triples, going 2-for-4 from behind the three-point line. Emory closed out the contest with a 44-percent field goal percentage and went 13-of-14 from the charity stripe.
After leading by a slim 22-20 margin at the break, Emory proceeded to go on a 16-1 run to open the third highlighted by a 14-0 spurt over a 5:47 minute stretch in the period. The Eagles remained in front by double digits until the Lynx cut the deficit to eight with 1:03 left to play but a 6-0 run by the visitors during the final minute of regulation helped seal the win.
Emory will return to the court New Year's Day with a non-conference matchup at Maryville College beginning at 3:00 PM before travelling to the University of Rochester on Saturday, January 5th for the University Athletic Association opener.