WashU Travels to Iowa for Wartburg Holiday Tournament

Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTL Photos

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UP NEXT WashU returns from Winter Break to the Wartburg Holiday Tournament in Waverly, Iowa. The Bears open the tournament against No. 3-ranked University of St. Thomas on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. Tournament host and No. 24-ranked Wartburg will face North Central College on Saturday. The opening round winners will square off at 3 p.m. preceded by the consolation game at 1 p.m.

1000 POINT CLUB Senior forward Madeline Homoly became just the 14th individual in WashU women's basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points. She has averaged 15.4 points per game in 65 games played in her career and has totaled 1,004 career points. Homoly is 101 points shy of moving into the top-10.
    10. Sarah Goldman - 1,105 (1990-94)
    11. Zoë Unruh - 1,096 (2006-10)
    12. Hallie Hutchens - 1,090 (2001-05)
    13. Jaimie McFarlin - 1,071 (2005-10)
    14. Madeline Homoly - 1,004 (2016-19)

FONTBONNE & LORAS RECAP WashU erupted in the second half against Fontbonne to erase a two-point halftime deficit. The Bears hit a season-high 14 three-pointers on 28 attempts to defeat the Griffins 94-66. After hitting a season-high from beyond the arc, WashU tied its season-low with three triples against Loras in a 57-46 loss.

STATS OF NOTE Some takeaways from the first nine games of the season include:
    - Junior center Kristina Schmelter is fifth in Division III hitting 95.2-
    percent of her free-throws, which also leads the league.
    - WashU is 4-0 when it makes more three-pointers than its opponent.
    - The Bears have totaled more assists than the opposition in all five of their  wins.
    - WashU's loss to Westminster snapped a perfect record of 4-0 when the Bears finished the game with a higher field goal percentage. WashU shot 47.5-percent while the Blue Jays finished with a 41-percent clip.

LEADING THE UAA WashU has several figures that rank first in the University Athletic Association (UAA): assists per game (17.3) and total points (652). The Bears rank second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.17), field-goal percentage (43.6%), scoring offense (72.4) and three-point field goals made (61).