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Case Western takes down Brandeis on home turf

By Curtis Zunyu He

Section: Sports

February 27, 2015

The Judges struggled at home over February break, Monday, Feb. 16 in a game against Case Western Reserve University after the game was postponed due to snow. The Spartans led the entire game, beating Brandeis 71-55. The game leaves the Judges 8-14 overall on the season and 3-8 in the UAA conference.

Case started off with a 7-0 lead and shot 62.5 percent from the field in the first half, while Brandeis shot only 29.6 percent. The Spartans entered halftime with a 37-23 lead.
2:40 minutes into the second half, the Spartans had extended their lead to 43-25. Brandeis answered with a nine point run, cutting the Spartans’ lead down to 12 with two free throws from Carlin Haymon ’18. The Judges decreased Case Western’s lead to within 11 points, but that was the best the Judges could do before the game was over.

The Judges’ high scorer was Jordan Cooper ’18, who had 15 points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Robinson Vilmont ’17 and Nate Meehan ’18 each scored nine points for the Judges. Tim Reale ’17 contributed eight points and seven rebounds to Brandeis’ stats. Graduate student Connor Arnold contributed a game high seven assists in his final home game. Brandeis had 14 assists on 18 baskets in the game.

Case Western outplayed Brandeis on multiple fronts, with 22 assists on 29 baskets, a game shooting percentage of 52.7 percent, and 36 rebounds versus Brandeis’ 28 rebounds.

The Judges will finish their season against New York University at NYU on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.

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