Jan. 5, 2004
Atlanta, GA - Johns Hopkins junior forward Ashanna Randall (Media, PA/Penncrest) posted team-highs of 15 points and six rebounds to lead the No. 25 Blue Jays to a 66-46 victory over Emory in women's basketball action Monday afternoon.
Senior guard Maureen Myers (Waverly, PA/Abington Heights) scored 10 points and recorded three steals while junior forward Katie Kimball (Garden City, NY/Garden City) came off the bench to add nine points and four rebounds for Hopkins, which improved to 8-1 on the season. Junior forward Kelly Rumsey (Atlanta, GA/Marist) blocked a career-high six shots and junior guard Ashley Felix (Pittsburgh, PA/North Catholic) had six assists, five rebounds and three steals.
Stephanie Seibert recorded game-highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles, who fell to 5-3. Beth Bergmann added 10 points while Lynn Oberschmidt chipped in eight points and four rebounds.
The Blue Jays took a 28-25 lead into the half, but Emory took a 33-31 advantage with 15:49 remaining on a jumper by Seibert. However, Hopkins responded with a 20-4 run to go up 51-37 with 7:20 left and was not threatened again. Myers put JHU up for good with a three-pointer at the 15:04 mark, and after two free throws by Felix, sophomore forward Amanda Leese (Amherst, NH/Bishop Guertin) hit a free throw and junior guard Alissa Burkholder (Allentown, PA/Salisbury) nailed a three-pointer to put the Blue Jays ahead 40-33 with 13:04 to play.
Bergmann answered with a three-pointer to cut the Hopkins lead to four, but Kimball hit a free throw and followed with a three-pointer, and sophomore guard Katie O'Malley (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) hit a three-pointer to give Hopkins a 47-36 lead at the 10:48 mark.
After Seibert hit one foul shot, Myers and Rumsey hit baskets to give Hopkins the 14-point cushion, the Eagles did not get closer than 12 the rest of the way.
The Blue Jays did not trail in the first half and led 20-11 with 7:17 remaining in the period before the Eagles went on a 14-6 run to cut the Hopkins lead to one with 18 seconds left in the half. Randall gave the Blue Jays the three-point lead at the break by hitting a jumper with six seconds on the clock.
The Blue Jays, who are 3-0 in the Centennial Conference, return to league play Saturday when Hopkins travels to Bryn Mawr for a 1 p.m. game with the Owls.
Box Score: 1 2 F #25 Johns Hopkins (8-1) 28 38 - 66 Emory (5-3) 25 21 - 46-30-