January 19, 2007

No. 16 Brandeis women down Case, 85-58, behind 25 from Capra

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Brandeis University women's basketball team took an 85-58 University Athletic Association (UAA) decision tonight behind a season-high 25 points from junior Jaime Capra (Old Bridge, N.J.).

The Brandeis women (12-2, 2-2 UAA, No. 16 WBCA, No. 17 d3hoops.com) closed the first half on a 24-2 run over the final 6:24 to blow open a two-point game. The Judges opened the second on an additional 11-2 skein to go ahead by a 55-22 margin and cruised from there.

Capra scored her 25 points in just 28 minutes, hitting nine-of-15 from the floor, including four-of-five from beyond the arc. She also led all players with nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Lauren Orlando (Peabody, Mass.) added 13 points, hitting four-of-five from the floor and five-of-six from the line. Five different Judges dished at least four assists, with rookie reserve Lauren Rashford (Whitesboro, N.Y.) leading the way with five helpers. The Judges shot a season-high 51.8 percent from the floor (29-56) and outrebounded the Spartans, 54-20, their largest margin of the year.

Case (8-7, 0-4 UAA) put three players in double figures, paced by 14 from sophomore Colleen Martin (Rocky River, Ohio) off the bench. Junior guard LaVonne Sherald (Pickerington, Ohio) and junior forward Ashley Horton (Akron, Ohio) each had 10 points for the Spartans. Horton also led the team with four assists, while Sherald had four steals.