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Emory Women's Basketball Topped By Wash U - Lindahl Reaches 1,000th Career Points

Emory Women's Basketball Topped By Wash U - Lindahl Reaches 1,000th Career Points

Senior Erin Lindahl and junior Blair Ripley each scored 13 points, but it wasn't enough as the Emory women's basketball fell at home Sunday to Washington University.  The Eagles saw their overall record dip to 15-5, 6-3 in the University Athletic Association, after coming out on the short end of a 72-61 decision to the Bears who raised their overall ledger to 11-9, 4-5 in the league.

A highlight for Emory came early in the fourth quarter when Lindahl became the 11th player in program history to reach the 1,000-career point plateau, grabbing an offensive rebound and then scoring on a layup.  Lindahl, who entered the afternoon with 992 points, now has 1,005 during her run as an Eagle.

Holding a 30-28 lead coming out of halftime, the Bears put some distance between themselves and Emory with a 19-11 scoring edge in the third stanza.  After a bucket by Lindahl cut a WU lead to three points, the Bears ran off a 9-0 blitz, holding Emory scoreless for almost five minutes, to claim a 42-30 cushion with 5:06 left in the quarter. After a bucket by Emory sophomore Kennedy Cater snapped the run, the Bears eventually built a 15-point bulge, 49-34 with 2:22 remaining after a three-pointer by Molly Gannon.  The Eagles countered by scoring the final five points of the frame, a pair of free throws by Blair Ripley and triple by Molly Weiss to cut the gap to 10 points, 49-39, heading into the final 10 minutes of action.

A basket by Ripley started off the fourth-quarter scoring, narrowing the deficit to eight, but the Bears were able to fend off any Emory comeback bids. After falling behind by a dozen points with 6:36 left in the game, the Eagles drew to within with 3:15 on the clock after a Lindhal basket.  But WU scored five straight points from the charity stripe, to extend its cushion to 13 points with 1:26 remaining.

In addition to Lindahl and Ripley, junior Molly Weiss rang up double digits with 11 points, going four-of-eight from the field and three-of-six from beyond the arc, running her streak to seven games with at least one three-pointer.  Her three treys today enabled her to move into 13th place on the program's seasonal chart with 42 (team high).

Emory, tied with New York University and Chicago for first place in the conference with five games to play, returns to action on Friday (Feb. 14) when it hosts the Violets of NYU in a 6:00 pm start.