The Carnegie Mellon women's basketball team traveled to the University of Chicago for a rematch on Friday. In a tough-fought battle that went into overtime, the Tartans emerged victorious with a 93–90 score.
An early Tartan lead dissolved as Chicago mounted a comeback, prompting a series of lead changes throughout the rest of the game. Sophomore guard Anna Novak's two foul shots gave the Tartans a 42–40 lead at halftime, but the game continued to be a battle between the Tartans and the Maroons. Though the Tartans held onto the lead at the end of the third quarter, Chicago made a run that brought a 52–44 Tartan lead down to a 62–61 Carnegie Mellon advantage. Chicago took a 70–69 lead in the fourth quarter and threatened to keep the Tartans down. With 6.1 seconds left and down 79–77, junior guard Jackie Hudepohl broke free and earned the tying basket with 1.5 seconds left. Senior guard Lindsay Poss made the first shot for the Tartans, and they never relinquished the lead.
Hudepohl led the team in scoring, amassing 23 points along with 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. Poss contributed 21 points, junior center and forward Lisa Murphy gave 17, and senior forward Liza Otto added 10. First-year guard Jenn Mayberger became Carnegie Mellon's single season assist leader. Her current total of 119 eclipsed the mark of 117 set by Jeanine Megahan in 1992-93.
On Sunday, the Tartans lost to the No. 10 ranked Washington University in St. Louis by a score of 57–54. After a tight first quarter that the Bears led 11–8, the Tartans started to pull away in the second and third quarters. Though they held a 14 point lead with 8:50 left in the game, Washington University managed to mount a comeback. The Bears took advantage of the Tartans' 28 turnovers in the game, and overtook the Tartans as time ticked away. Down by one with 11 seconds left in the game, Otto made the risky decision to foul against the Bears, putting the Tartans behind by three but giving them one last chance with the ball. Poss tried her best on a three point field goal, but the shot missed and ended the Tartans' hopes.
Otto led the team in scoring, making a career-high 25 points for the Tartans. Murphy and Hudepohl contributed 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively.
The Tartans are now 16–6 overall and 5–6 in the UAA. The Tartans will next face off against Emory University on Friday, Feb. 19.
The Carnegie Mellon men's basketball team faced off against the University of Chicago for the second time this season. The Tartans fell to the Maroons 94–59.
Though the first 17 minutes of play saw neither team gain a lead of more than three points, Chicago closed the half with 11 unanswered points, and the Tartans were never able to recover. Junior center Chris Shkil led the team with 13 points and seven rebounds.
On Sunday, the Tartans took on Washington University in St. Louis, falling 80–75. After the Bears built a 15–10 lead in the first four minutes of play, the Tartans went on a 9–2 run, earning their only lead of the game. The Bears went on a run of their own, leading to a 44–35 advantage for the home team. The Tartans fought to the very end, coming as close as 70–69 with 2:03 to play before the Bears finished off the Tartans with five consecutive points. Junior forward Jack Serbin became the 19th Tartan to reach 1,000 points in his career. Serbin etched 21 points and 12 rebounds to record his 13th double-double of the season. Shkil had 21 points and nine rebounds.
The Tartans are now 9–13 overall and 2–9 in the UAA. The Tartans will face Emory University at home on Friday, Feb. 19.
Men's Track and Field
The Carnegie Mellon men's track and field team competed at the Tiffin University Dragon Invitational on Saturday.
Junior mid-distance runner Owen Norley took the 800-meter run with a season-best time of 1:58.07. Junior distance runner Ryan Archer placed third in the mile run, crossing in a career-best time of 4:22.88. First-year distance runner William Mitchell took fifth in 4:27.33, while first-year mid-distance runner Andrew Harter took sixth in 4:27.35. Junior mid-distance runner Gordon Pace ran the 3,000-meter run in 8:53.66 to place fourth, and junior distance runner Steven Kool finished seventh in 9:01.39.
Sophomore hurdler and pole vaulter Thomas Mansfield cleared a career-best 4.32 meters in the pole vault to place eighth overall. First-year sprinter and jumper Rai Walters took sixth place in the long jump with a mark of 6.52 meters. Sophomore jumper Eloy Fernandez was sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.76 meters. Sophomore thrower David Trzcinski earned a season-best mark in the shot put at 14.59 meters to place eighth and a career-best mark in the weight throw at 12.73 meters. Sophomore thrower Jacob Schofel had the team's best mark in the weight throw when he tossed the element a career-best 14.97 meters to place fifth.
The Tartans will compete again on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Ohio State University Indoor Collegiate Meet.
Women's Track and Field
The Carnegie Mellon women's track and field team competed at the Tiffin University Dragon Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Sophomore sprinter Sarah Cook placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.31. First-year sprinter, mid-distance runner, and hurdler Rose Ciriello took fourth place in the 800-meter run in 2:21.74. Junior mid-distance runner Shaheen Essabhoy came fourth in the mile run when she crossed the finish line in 5:35.01. Senior mid-distance runner Liz Snyder finished second in the 3,000-meter run in a season-best 10:45.70. Senior mid-distance runner Taylor Maggiacomo came behind her in third, finishing in a career-best 10:55.40. Senior distance runner Natalie Smith ran a career-best in the event and placed fourth in 10:59.06.
First-year jumper and thrower Hannah Mahon placed sixth in the high jump, clearing a career-best 1.52 meters. First-year jumper and sprinter Autumn Hair jumped a career-best 10.24 meters to place seventh in the triple jump.
The next meet for the Tartans will be on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Ohio State University Indoor Collegiate Meet.