Women's Basketball Preview - vs. Case, Carnegie Mellon

Women's Basketball Preview - vs. Case, Carnegie Mellon

St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 12, 2020 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team hosts Case Western Reserve University on Friday at 6 p.m. and Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday at 2 p.m. Prior to Sunday's game vs. Carnegie Mellon, WashU will honor its lone senior in Kristina Schmelter.

The Bears sit in fifth place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings, just two games back of first place Chicago, Emory and New York.

vs. Case Western Reserve (10-10, 5-4 UAA) – Friday, Feb. 14 – 6 p.m. (CT) – St. Louis, Mo.
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vs. Carnegie Mellon (10-10, 3-6 UAA) – Sunday, Feb. 16 – 2 p.m. (CT) – St. Louis, Mo. – Senior Day
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Live Stats: https://washubears.com/sports/wbkb/2019-20/boxscores/20200216_8miv.xml

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

SCOUTING CASE – Sophomore Abbey Lawrence (17.2) is the lone Spartan to average in double figures for Case, which has lost two-straight games and is 3-8 away from home this season. CWRU ranks second in the league in threes attempted per game (22.2), and in league game is first in field-goal percentage (.410) and three-point field-goal percentage (.332).

SCOUTING CARNEGIE – The Tartans have won two of their last three games, and lead the conference in steals per game (12.3) and turnovers forced (19.6). Senior Makayla Filiere is tops on the team averaging 12.4 points per game, and also leads the league in steals (64). Sophomores Leah Weslock (10.3) and Caitlyn Clendenin (10.1) both average in double figures for CMU.

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Case 51-2, and the Spartans snapped a 13-game losing streak with the victory on Jan. 17 in Cleveland; WashU leads the all-time series with Carnegie Mellon 61-3, and the Bears have won the last 54 contests between the two teams.

HEAD COACH RANDI HENDERSON – Head coach Randi Henderson (Iowa, 2001) has a 52-24 (.684) 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 223-125 (.641) overall record.

SCHMELTER CELEBRATES SENIOR DAY – In three seasons on the Danforth Campus, senior Kristina Schmelter has helped lead WashU to a 52-24 (.684) overall record with two trips to the NCAA Tournament and the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. Schmelter graduated in December with a degree in finance and entrepreneurship and a minor in Spanish.

MASSEY RATINGS – The University Athletic Association (UAA) is the second-rated conference in NCAA Division III, according to the Massey Ratings. Below is the list of the top six schools and their rankings: Chicago (No. 18), Emory (No. 19), NYU (No. 42), Brandeis (No. 64), Case Western Reserve (No. 72) and WashU (No. 76).

BEAR TRACKS – WashU leads the conference and ranks 33rd in NCAA Division III in three-point field-goal percentage (.344).

– Freshman Maya Arnott leads the conference in field-goal percentage (.634), while Schmelter is second in rebounds (8.8). In conference games Schmelter is tops in rebounding at 10.6 per game.

– In league play, the Bears are first in points per game (74.2), FT attempts per game (21.4), rebounds per game (43.9), assists per game (16.0).

– Schmelter is averaging a double-double in conference play at 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.

MEDIA COVERAGE – All home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats are also available on the WashU Athletics website - washubears.com