The Yellowjackets women clinched their 30th straight homecourt win with a 76-65 victory over the University of Chicago. The Yellowjackets improved to 17-1 overall, 6-1 in UAA action, while the Maroons slipped to 6-11 overall, and 2-5 in the UAA. The Yellowjackets were led in scoring by Megan Fish, who had a career-high 19 points. She was joined by Erika Smith and Kelly Wescott with 14 points apiece. Tara Carrozza netted 13 points. Smith also pulled down seven boards, while Wescott dished out a season-high seven assists. The game was close until midway through the second half, when the Yellowjackets put together a 13-2 run. Carrozza and Wescott chipped in five points apiece to fuel the run. An 8-for-10 performance at the foul line in the last two minutes helped UR seal the win. The Yellowjacket defense also kicked into high gear in the second half, holding the Maroons to 35.3 percent from the floor, down from 62.5 percent in the first half. The Maroons were led by Korry Schwanz’s 35 points. She was joined by Angel Korer, scoring 16 points and Susie Gutowski’s 11 points. Korer and Taryn Holgash had four rebounds apiece to lead Chicago. The Yellowjackets and Maroons will meet again next weekend in Chicago as the Yellowjackets continue their UAA season on the road.
The Yellowjacket men’s basketball team held on to first place in the UAA with a 68-44 win over the University of Chicago Maroons. The Yellowjackets are now 18-0 overall and 7-0 in the UAA. They are ranked first in the nation by D3Hoops.com, while the Maroons are now 7-11 overall, 3-4 in the UAA. UR’s defense again proved its worth, as the Yellowjackets held the Maroons to only eight points in the first ten minutes of play. UR’s defense is ranked third in the nation, allowing an average of only 51.4 points per game. UR’s offense was helped out by balanced scoring. The Yellowjackets had four players score in double figures – Brian Jones with 13, and Seth Hauben, Andy Larkin and Makedo Wisseh with 10 apiece. Wisseh pulled down six boards to lead the Yellowjackets, while Gabe Perez dished out nine assists. The Maroons were led by Scott Fisher, with 10 points, and Jay Morelock with nine. Fisher also pulled down four rebounds. This victory marked the Yellowjacket’s 29th consecutive homecourt win. The Yellowjackets hit the road next weekend for rematches against Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Chicago. That game will be a rematch of a close contest UR eked out a win in during the final seconds last Friday.Hickey can be reached at email@example.com.