(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team visited New York University on Friday, January 26 for a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest, falling to the Violets, 78-58, at the Hunter College Sportsplex. The Tartans are now 9-8 and 1-5 in the UAA, while the Violets improve to 9-8 and 2-4.
Sophomore Makayla Filiere (Chandler, Ariz. / Hamilton) led the Tartans with 19 points and three steals, as fellow sophomore Laurel Pereira (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North) dropped in 13 points and also picked up three steals. Sophomore Laura Ochsner (Chester Springs, Pa. / Downingtown STEM Academy) led the team with nine rebounds and blocked two shots.
The Violets were led by graduate student Kaitlyn Read's 25 points, seven assists, and five steals.
Filiere scored the first bucket of the game on a fast break layup and later gave the Tartans their last lead of the game, 11-10, on a three-pointer with 4:08 to go in the first quarter. The Violets then took over with a 13-4 run to end the quarter and led 23-15 after the first 10 minutes.
The Violets extended their lead to 20 by halftime and led by as many as 36 points before sophomore Megan Jaeb (San Jose, Calif. / Presentation) hit a three-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer.
Filiere scored eight of the team's 26 fourth-quarter points, as the Tartans shot 7-of-10 from the field, 3-of-4 from the three-point arc, and 9-of-10 from the free throw line to cut the final deficit to 20 points.
The Tartans will next face Brandeis University (10-6, 2-4) on Sunday, January 28 in Waltham, Massachusetts, at 2:00 p.m.