Emory Rallies Past Johns Hopkins, 67-63, in Durgala Tournament
BALTIMORE, MD –
• Score: Emory-67, Johns Hopkins-63
• Records: JHU (1-2), Emory (1-0)
• Location: Baltimore, MD Goldfarb Gym
• The Short Story: Visiting Emory outscored Johns Hopkins 19-4 in the third quarter to turn a 35—26 halftime deficit into a 45-39 lead and the Eagles never allowed the Blue Jays to get closer than three points in the final quarter of a 67-63 victory in the second game of the Mike Durgala Memorial Tournament Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Emory had the 35-26 halftime deficit down to 35-33 less than three minutes into the third quarter as the Eagles opened the second half with a quick 7-0 run. A pair of jumpers by Shellie Kaniut and a layup by Erin Lindahl fueled the spree.
• Johns Hopkins maintained the lead until the final four minutes of the third quarter, when a layup by Ashley Oldshue tied the game at 38 and a another by Kaniut gave the Eagles their first lead since midway through the second quarter. Emory closed the third quarter with a 9-2 run to grab the 45-39 lead.
• The Emory lead hovered between four and eight points for most of the fourth quarter and the Eagles led 60-53 with 1:40 to play after a pair of free throws by Kaniut, but a jumper by Lexie Scholtz and a steal and layup by Lillian Scott 13 seconds later sliced the margin to 60-57. Kaniut and Johns Hopkins’ Maggie Wodicka traded three-pointers in a 20-second span in the final minute and Emory made 4-of-6 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
• Johns Hopkins had built a 20-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, but trailed 24-22 in the second quarter before closing the half on a 13-2 run to grab the 35-26 halftime lead. Back-to-back three pointers by Caroline Corcoran in a span of just 18 seconds turned a 27-24 lead into a 33-24 margin and a jumper by Elle Hepburn gave Hopkins its largest lead at 35-24 before Oldshue’s jumper in the final seconds accounted for the 35-26 halftime score.
Inside the Box Score
• Kaniut led all scorers in the game with 23 points, while Oldshue added 17. No other Emory player reached double figures, but the Eagles’ 49-35 advantage in rebounding led to a 14-2 margin in second-chance points that proved decisive.
• Scott led Johns Hopkins with 17 points and added five assists and four steals, while Corcoran (14) and Scholtz (11) also reached double figures.
• Johns Hopkins hit 9-of-22 three pointers with Scott and Corcoran each hitting three times from behind the arc.
• Johns Hopkins jumps into Centennial Conference action on Tuesday, November 22 when the Blue Jays host McDaniel at 6 pm.