GAMES 8 & 9 PREVIEW: Emory & Covenant

GAMES 8 & 9 PREVIEW: Emory & Covenant

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's basketball team returns to the road with contests this week at Emory and Covenant.

THE BASICS
Game #8 | Sewanee (5-2) at Emory (3-2) | Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT
Woodruff P.E. Center, Atlanta, Ga.
All-Time Series: Emory leads series, 37-15
Last win: Nov. 30, 2009 in Sewanee (97-87)

Game #9 | Sewanee at Covenant (0-3) | Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT
Barnes P.E. Center, Lookout Mountain, Ga.
All-Time Series: Covenant leads series, 24-20
Last win: Dec. 8, 2015 in Lookout Mountain, Ga. (76-71 | OT)

40 MINUTES OF BASKETBALL, NOTHING LESS: Sewanee's Sue Kim and Kinsley Logan are ranked in the top-10 in minutes played. Kim has played 240 minutes, while Logan has logged 229 on the floor.

Kim is second in the league with 34.5 minutes per game and Logan fourth with 32.7.

TAKING (AND MAKING) SHOTS FROM MONTEAGLE: Kinsley Logan is making it rain this season from downtown, as she is one of the top-10 nationally ranked players in these categories. The freshman leads in triples made (29), fifth in attempts (58) and eighth in 3-pointers per game (4.14).

WHAT A TREAT: In Sewanee's 67-65 victory over Maryville on Nov. 20, Ellie Treanton scored 16 of her 17 points in the second half.

Scoring 10 of those points in the third quarter, she shot 5-of-6 in the period en route to a 7-of-12 performance for the game. The freshman also added five boards and two dimes.

FIRE UP THE NETS, NOT FOR THE OPPOSITION: In Sewanee's five wins, the Tigers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc, while allowing opponents to 29.1 percent.

In just two losses, the Tigers have limited teams to a 23.1 percent mark from 3-point land.

AND YOU THOUGHT FINAL EXAMS WERE DIFFICULT: Following a home victory over Maryville on Nov. 20, the Tigers next three games will be away from the Domain, starting with back-to-back games with Emory and Covenant. After that, Sewanee will open conference play with Centre in Danville, Ky.

The Tigers will wrap up the 2018 portion of the schedule on Dec. 6 with the team's second matchup with Covenant in eight days.

A LOOK AT THE EAGLES: Emory enters the matchup on Tuesday with a 3-2 record overall, with wins over Virginia Wesleyan, Guilford (N.C.) and Denison (Ohio). However, their two losses against Oglethorpe and Transylvania (Ky.) came in overtime. 

Allison Chernow leads all scorers for the Eagles with 17.2 points per game, averaging 32.2 minutes per game and 27-of-29 from the charity stripe. Ashley Oldshue also has a double-digit mark in points per game with 16.6. Oldshue adds 36 rebounds, 19 on the offensive glass. 

Sewanee and Emory have met at least once in each season since 1985, but it is the Eagles who have the advantage, 37-15, and have won the last nine meetings. Emory, prior to the meeting last season, averaged a margin of 25.1 points in eight meetings. However, in 2017, Sewanee rallied to force overtime for the second time in the series but fell 84-80. 

Sewanee last defeated the Atlanta school in 2009, 97-87, inside Juhan Gymnasium. However, when it comes to the last win at their house, the Tigers downed the Eagles, 63-49 on Dec. 30, 2004. 

A LOOK AT THE SCOTS: With a new head coach, the Scots are struggling out of the gates, falling in their first three games, two against SAA competition in Centre and Oglethorpe. Against the Petrels on Nov. 20, the Scots trailed 49-47 after three quarters, and they fell apart with the defending SAA Tournament Champions, falling 71-59.

Senior Kaley Hallmark leads all Scots scorers with 12 points per game, and sophomore Margo Koby leads the team with 5.3 boards per game.

This is the first of two meetings between the schools this season, and it is the ninth straight year that the teams have met twice in a season. Covenant rides into Wednesday's showdown with a four-game winning streak and holds a 24-20 all-time lead. 

The Scots took home a 59-50 win on Nov. 15, 2017 in Lookout Mountain, but in Sewanee on Dec. 30, the contest went into double overtime. The Scots kept the streak alive with a 110-103 win. It is the second time in the series that Sewanee has scored 100+ points, and it ties the sixth-most points scored in a game in school history. 

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