Women's Basketball Preview - at Case, Carnegie Mellon

Women's Basketball Preview - at Case, Carnegie Mellon

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 14, 2020 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team plays its first two University Athletic Association (UAA) road games at Case Western Reserve University on Friday, Jan. 17 and at Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, Jan. 19. WashU has lost three-straight games, all to top-20 opponents.

at Case (6-6, 1-0 UAA) – Friday, Jan. 17 – 6 p.m. (ET) – Cleveland, Ohio
Live Video: https://case.edu/livestream/athletics/
Live Stats: https://washubears.com/sports/wbkb/2019-20/boxscores/20200117_xye2.xml

at Carnegie Mellon (7-5, 0-1 UAA) – Sunday, Jan. 19 – 2 p.m. (ET) – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Live Video: https://carnegiemellon.prestosports.com//sports/wbkb/live
Live Stats: https://washubears.com/sports/wbkb/2019-20/boxscores/20200119_39u3.xml

Download the complete WashU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

SCOUTING CASE – Sophomore Abbey Lawrence (16.9) and freshman Isabella Mills (10.3) average in double figures for Case, which enters play Friday riding a four-game winning streak. The Spartans defeated Carnegie Mellon 78-51 Saturday in the conference opener. CWRU ranks second in the league in threes attempted per game (23.4) and opponents' three-point field goal percentage (24.6). Freshman Melissa Heath leads the conference in blocked shots (22).

SCOUTING CARNEGIE MELLON – The Tartans have won seven of their last nine games played, and lead the conference in steals per game (13.6). Senior Makayla Filiere is tops on the team averaging 12.7 points per game, and also leads the league in steals (44). Sophomore Leah Weslock is other lone Tartans to average in double figures (11.1).

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Case 51-1, and the Bears have won the last 13 meetings between the two teams.

WashU leads the all-time series with Carnegie Mellon 60-3, and the Bears have won the last 53 contests between the two teams.

SCHMELTER STEPPING UP – Senior forward Kristina Schmelter is averaging a career-best 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in her final season with the Red and Green. Schmelter has scored in double figures in nine of 12 games played. She graduated in December with a degree in finance and entrepreneurship and a minor in Spanish.

HEAD COACH RANDI HENDERSON – Head coach Randi Henderson (Iowa, 2001) has a 48-20 (.706) record in three seasons as head coach at WashU. Henderson also served as head coach at Minnesota-Morris (one season) and Coe College (nine seasons), and in 13 seasons has a 219-121 (.644) overall record.

BEAR TRACKS – WashU ranks 23rd in NCAA Division III in three-point field-goal percentage (35.6). Individually, freshman guard Naomi Jackson is 21st at 44.8 percent.

– WashU ranks third in the conference in three-pointers made per game (7.8), three-point field-goal percentage (35.6), offensive rebounds per game (13.5) and assists per game (15.6).

– All five of WashU's losses have been to teams ranked in the D3hoops.com Top-25 Poll. The Bears strength of schedule ranks ninth (.643) out of 438 teams in NCAA Division III.

– Freshman guard Karisa Grandison had a career-high seven points in her second career start Saturday vs. Chicago.

UP NEXT – WashU opens a four-game homestand with games against Brandeis University on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. and New York University on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m.