Emory Defeats Case Western, Now Hits the Road

Emory Sports Information

After defeating conference rival Case Western Reserve University, the Emory Men’s Basketball Team has their next two contests away from Atlanta, Ga.

The Eagles beat Case Western by a blowout score of 102-76. However, the game wasn’t as lop-sided as projected. The first half was played with an up-tempo style of play with both teams shooting above 50% from the field. Senior McPherson Moore went 5 for 6 from 3 point range for 15 points, while senior guard Tim Chung scored 15 points for Case Western, and was 5 for 8 from 3 point range all in the first 20 minutes of basketball. Emory proceeded into halftime up 50-40.

In the second half, Emory imposed their will on the Case Western Spartans. The Eagles held the Spartans to 36 points, and under 50% from the field. Meanwhile, the Eagles maintained their style of play, shooting above 50% and scoring 52 points for the half. Senior McPherson Moore led Emory with a game high 31 points while All-American senior Jake Davis finished with 27 points and 7 rebounds. Moore believes his team is looking good as they move further into conference play.

“After losing an important conference game to Carnegie Mellon University, we needed to bounce back today, and we did. We played hard for a full 40 minutes, and shot the ball extremely well. We’ll need to continue this level of play as we move into February,” said Moore.

The Emory Eagles hit the road for the weekend as they take on conference foes New York University and Brandeis University. Friday, January 24th Emory will face NYU at 8:00 p.m. and then will travel to Boston for Sunday’s contest against Brandeis starting at noon.