February 5, 2006

No. 10 Brandeis women sweep Case, 58-52

CLEVELAND, Ohio (taken from a CWRU press release) - Three Brandeis University starters scored in double figures today as the Judges bounced back from their third loss of the season to defeat the Case Western Reserve University Spartans, 58-52, in the final game of Case's Throwback Weekend. For the second straight game, Case wore yellow uniforms in honor of the former Mather College and played in the old Adelbert Gymnasium. With their fifth consecutive loss, Case drops to 9-11 on the season and 2-7 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). Brandeis, the #10 ranked team in Division III, improves to 15-3 overall and 6-3 in the UAA.

Senior Christine Clancy (Yarmouth, Maine) led all players with 14 points and pulled down six rebounds to tie for team-high honors. SOphomore guard Jaime Capra (Old Bridge, N.J.) added 13 points and also had six boards, while junior Caitlin Malcolm (Windsor Locks, Conn.), who became the fastest woman in school history to score 1000 points on Friday night added 10 points.

Amanda DeMartino (Toms River, NJ) led all first half scorers with nine points as Brandeis built a 31-21 advantage at halftime. The Judges made 5-of-11 three point attempts in the first 20 minutes while Case missed five shots from behind the arc. The Spartans also struggled from the free throw line as they made only 5-of-11 free throws. Case's Carmen Rowan ( Richmond Heights , OH ) scored eight points as she connected on all three of her field goal attempts in the first half.

After being held scoreless in the first half, Case's two leading scorers senior Amber Hammell (Parkersburg, WV) and junior Dana Dempsey (Brooklyn, OH) combined for 19 points in the final half. In the second half, Case's field goal percentage improved to 37.1% as they connected on 13-of-35 shots. Brandeis cooled off in the second half connecting on just seven of their 25 field goal attempts, including just two of ten from behind the arc.

For the game, Case had a 42-40 rebounding advantage led by Ashley Horton's 13 rebounds. Horton (Akron, OH) added eight points as did front court mate Carmen Rowan (Richmond Heights, OH). Each team was guilty of 18 turnovers for the game as both teams shot below 35% for the game.

The Spartans battled back to within five points when Dana Dempsey connected on a three point shot from the corner with 5:06 remaining in the game. Down the stretch, the Judges were able to hit 11 of their 16 free throw attempts in the second half to secure the victory.