No. 25 Wash U. beats No. 17 Emory
Bears’ bench crucial, outscoring Eagles’ bench 40-9
ATLANTA -- Five scored in double figures for No. 25 Washington-St. Louis in a 92-83 victory at No. 17 Emory on Sunday afternoon in UAA play. The loss for Emory snapped its 17-game home winning streak.
Washington remained in a tie for first place in the UAA standings (7-2) with New York, which posted a 98-85 win at Case Western Reserve on Sunday.
Emory led 11-4 in the opening four minutes of the game, but a four-point play by Brayden Teuscher got the lead down to 17-14 with 13:00 to play. The Bears connected on 10 of their first 15 shots of the game, but had nine turnovers.
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Alan Aboona’s three with 7:52 to play knotted the game at 30-30, and then he nailed four consecutive foul shots to get the lead to one (34-33). Aboona’s four free throws ignited a 9-0 run by the Bears as they took a 39-33 lead. Washington U. scored the final six points of the half to take a 49-39 lead at halftime.
Washington U. hit 20 of 29 (69 percent) from the field in the opening half, and outrebounded Emory 22-10. The Bears were also called for 15 fouls, which forced head coach Mark Edwards to play 13 guys in the first half.
The bench responded by outscoring Emory 23-6 in the opening 20 minutes. Alex Toth led all scorers with 11 points on 5-5 shooting.
The Bears stretched the lead to 13 (54-31) following a 3-pointer from Aboona, but Emory continued to hang around. Jake Davis’ lay-up got the lead into single digits (50-42), but Teuscher nailed a three on the next possession. Three free-throws by Aboona made it 66-55, but a 3-pointer by Michael Florin and a bucket by Alex Greven narrowed the lead to six before a timeout.
Emory would get the lead down to three, but a 3-pointer from Dylan Richter made it 69-63. The Bears built and eight-point advantage with 4:09 to play, but Emory would claw its way back. A four-point play by Greven trimmed the lead to two (79-77), but a lay-up by Richter on an out-of-bounds play and then a three-point play by Teuscher gave Washington U. the seven-point cushion with a minute to play.
Aboona tied his career-high with 16 points on 10-11 free-throw shooting, while Toth (15 points), Teuscher (14 points), Palucki (13 points) and Klimek (11 points) were solid as well. The Bears shot 57 percent (33-57) from the field in the win and hit 21 of 29 free throws. Washington U outrebounded Emory 42-28 and had a 40-9 advantage in bench points.
Davis (21 points), Austin Claunch (18 points, 10 assists), Greven (17 points), Alex Gulotta (13 points) were the standout performers for Emory, which dropped to 16-4, 5-4 in the UAA. Emory shot 36 percent (24-66) from the field in the loss, including 9-35 from 3-point range.