(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's basketball team traveled west for a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest at Washington University in St. Louis on Friday and dropped an 87-64 contest. Carnegie Mellon is now 10-7 and 1-5 in UAA play while the Bears move to 12-5 and remain unbeaten in UAA play with a mark of 6-0.
Freshmen Leah Weslock (Howell, Mich.) and Emily Archer (Chatham, N.J./Oak Knoll) led the Tartans, as both recorded career highs in points. Weslock tabbed 20 on 8-of-15 from the floor while Archer converted 7-of-10 from the field for 16 points. Fellow freshman Caitlyn Clendenin (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) led the Cardinal and Gray on the boards with eight rebounds. Weslock ended with five rebounds and five assists in the setback.
Four Bears scored in double figures with Rachel Sondag leading with 20 points after ending the night 6-of-9 from behind the arc. Madeline Homoly scored 19 while Stephanie Botkin and Caroline Ballard had 13 and 11, respectively.
In an evenly played first quarter, the Bears led 16-13 at the conclusion of the first frame. Carnegie Mellon trailed 11-5 with four minutes to play before a three-point basket by Weslock and an and-one by Archer knotted the score at 11-11.
Washington opened the second quarter on an 11-2 run and pushed its lead to 27-15 with 6:20 to play in the first half. The Bears would lead by as many as 17 (38-21) with 3:43 to play in the half, but the Tartans scored the last five points of the frame and trailed 38-26 at the break.
Carnegie Mellon was outscored 28-19 in the third quarter, as the Bears held a 66-45 lead heading into the fourth quarter of play. The home team's lead grew to as many as 27 (66-39) with 1:13, as Sondag converted 4-of-6 from behind the arc for the Bears. Washington outscored the Tartans 13-4 over the first five minutes of the fourth and then went on for the 23-point win.
The Tartans will be back on the court Sunday, January 27 with a 2:00 p.m. contest at 19th-ranked University of Chicago.