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Women's Basketball Closes Emory Tip Off Classic with Win over Piedmont

Women's Basketball Closes Emory Tip Off Classic with Win over Piedmont

The Emory University women's basketball team closed out the Emory Tip Off Classic with an emphatic nearly 30-point victory over the Piedmont Lions on Sunday afternoon in the Woodruff PE Center. 

The Eagles (5-1) were led by Senior Claire Brock who recorded her fifth game of the season with 20 or more points, scoring 21 while approaching triple-double territory with seven rebounds and six assists. Brock also showed off her defensive chops contributing three steals and a blocked three pointer early in the game. Sophomore Erin Martin recorded her first double-double of the season pulling down 11 rebounds and scoring 13 points while she also had three steals and a team-high three blocks. Junior Paige Gross came into the game and gave the Eagles a spark as she was Emory's lone double-digit scorer off the bench with 13 points including a perfect 5-for-5 from the bench. Sophomore Daniella Aronsky continued her passing maestro ways as she had a team-leading seven assists which brings her season average to 8.5 per game. 

The Eagles were extremely efficient shooting the ball, hitting at a 44.8% clip to the Lions 25.9% mark. Another major contributing factor to Emory's win was their dominance on the boards, smashing the Lions by a 54-32 margin including pulling down 15 offensive rebounds which led to eight second chance points. While both the Eagles and the Lions turned the ball over 20 times apiece it was the Eagles who capitalized on their opportunities scoring 16 points off turnovers to the Lions 11. 

The Eagles dug themselves a small 7-2 hole early as the Lions Nakiyah Washington came out of the gates on fire. It didn't take the Eagles long to find their footing though as they closed the first quarter on a 11-1 run, highlighted by a personal 5-0 run from Gross, that gave Emory a 23-12 lead at the end of the first. The Eagles widened the gap by a small margin as they went into the halftime break with a 40-26 lead thanks to a Brock layup in the final seconds of the quarter. 

The Eagles were able to enter cruise control from there out scoring the Lions by five in the third quarter and ten in the fourth as the Eagles were able to glide to an 82-53 victory. 

Emory will play one more game against Agnes Scott on Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Woodruff PE Center before the Thanksgiving break.