Lions Unable to Overcome Strong Emory Defense in 69-54 Loss

(Photo by Logan Creekmur)

DEMOREST, Ga. – The Piedmont women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a stout Emory defense in a 69-54 loss on Tuesday night at Cave Arena.

The Lions held tough against a strong Eagles squad, never letting the game get away. However, the comeback attempt never materialized as Emory won for the eighth consecutive time.

The loss marks two in a row for Piedmont after a 5-0 start to the campaign.

Standout newcomer Andelin Hill led the Lions, scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds. She was joined in double figures by freshman Alexandria Willis, who scored 11 points, and senior Lu Woolfolk, who added 10 points to go with three assists.

Emory’s best offensive quarter was the first, as it raced out to a 20-12 lead after the opening 10 minutes.

The Lions saw their defense respond in the second, holding the Eagles to 16 in the second quarter. However, Piedmont faced a 36-25 deficit at the break.

Out of halftime, Emory scored the first four points to jump out to a 15-point advantage.

The rest of the way, the Lions were never able to get their deficit under 10 points, but the Eagles never ran away either.

Up next, the Lions will play a Division I Exhibition contest at North Florida on Wednesday, December 13.

– Emory took control with a hot-shooting first quarter and took a double-digit lead to the break.

– Andelin Hill led the squad with 15 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

– The Eagles had 18 assists against just 16 turnovers.
– Piedmont held a 40-32 rebounding advantage.

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