Spartan women don yellow for Chicago, No. 7 Washington


Senior guard Evy Iacono and the Spartans will don yellow uniforms for this weekend’s Throwback Weekend.

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The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team will host the eighth annual Throwback Weekend as the University of Chicago and Washington University come to town.  The Spartans are 10-6 overall and are 2-3 in the University Athletic Association.  Case is currently in a three-way tie for fourth place with Carnegie Mellon and Chicago.  No. 7 Washington is currently in a three-way tie for first place with a 4-1 record.

The Spartans will be donning yellow uniforms for both games this weekend, celebrating one of CWRU’s past titles as Flora Stone Mather College.  They will tip off against Chicago on Friday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. Two days later, on Sunday, they’ll face Washington at 1 p.m.  Both games are in the Horsburgh Gymnasium.

Senior guard Evy Iacono, who is leading the UAA with 18.4 points per game, will lead the Spartans.  Iacono is climbing the program’s all-time scoring list and is currently fourth with 1199 career points.  She is 21 points away from tying Jody Chattin for third in school history with 1220.

Senior guard Erica Iafelice is the catalyst for the Spartan offense, leading the conference in 5.8 assists per game, and is eighth in the nation.  She is fifth in the school history with 335 assists and is just 29 away from the program record.  Iafelice is part of the Spartan offense that ranks fifth as a team with 17.9 assists per game.

Senior forward Emily Mueller is tops in the UAA with 2.4 blocks per game and is 24th in the nation.

Sophomores Brooke Orcutt and Berit Eppard have had breakout second seasons as the duo rank two and fourth in the UAA in field goal percentage with 53.1 and 51.6 percent, respectively.  Eppard is the team’s second highest scorer, averaging 8.8 points per game and Orcutt is third with an average of 7.4.