WashU Women's Hoops Opens UAA Play Saturday in Chicago

Photo by Marco Quaroni
Photo by Marco Quaroni

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UP NEXT WashU women's basketball returns to action with its opening University Athletic Association (UAA) game in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 5 with tip-off set for 1 p.m. The Bears hold a 50-17 advantage in the all-time series but Chicago swept the 2017-18 season series.

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 67 games played in her career and has totaled 1,030 career points. Homoly is 75 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 - 1,030 (2016-19)

WARTBURG HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT The Bears split a pair of games during the Wartburg Holiday Tournament, falling to No. 3 St. Thomas 66-36 in the opener before defeating North Central College 78-66 in the consolation matchup. Tournament host, No. 24 Wartburg College won the weekend tournament by defeating St. Thomas 60-40. Homoly was named to the All-Tournament team after an outpouring of 26 points in the win over the Cardinals. Senior forward Stephanie Botkin set a career-high with 23 points and senior guard Becca Clark-Callender set a personal-best with 11 assists, becoming the first Bear to reach double figures in assists in more than two years.

NARROWING IN ON 200 Head coach Randi Henderson is narrowing in on her 200th career victory. She has a 196-114 (.632) career record in 12 seasons: one-plus at WashU (25-13), nine at Coe (155-91) and one at Minnesota Morris (16-10).

STATS OF NOTE Some takeaways from the first 11 games of the season include:
    - WashU is 4-0 when it makes more three-pointers than its opponent.
    - The Bears have totaled more assists than the opposition in all six 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.

TEAM STAT COMPARISON A look at the team stat comparison between WashU and Chicago, with WashU's figure listed first and Chicago's second: points per game (69.6-74.3), rebounds per game (39.1-41.2), assists per game (16.7-13.6) and shooting percentage (42.0-41.9).