Sports update Jan. 30: Men’s basketball in first place in UAA

Senior guard Dylan Richter averaged 28 points per game and shot 64.3 percent from the field as the men’s basketball team picked up two wins over the University Athletic Association (UAA) foes last weekend. The wins enabled the team to regain sole possession of first place in the conference.

Richter scored 23 points in an 83-78 victory over the University of Rochester Jan 27, and followed that up with a career-high 33 points and nine three-pointers in a 99-88 victory over No. 4 Emory University Jan. 29.

WUSTL (14-4, 6-1 UAA) will put its first-place standing on the line on the road this weekend and begin the second half of conference play Friday, Feb. 3, at Rochester. The team travels to Emory Sunday, Feb. 4, for a rematch.

Women’s basketball splits tough UAA games

The No. 7 women’s basketball team split a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) games over the weekend that were decided by a total of five points.

The team suffered its third loss of the season Jan. 27 to No. 5 University of Rochester. WUSTL rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit, but came up short in a 72-70 loss. Senior Dani Hoover led the team with 17 points and seven rebounds, including five offensive boards.

Two days later, the women held off a tough Emory University team in an 83-80 overtime win Jan. 29. Emory shot 60 percent from the field through the first 35 minutes of regulation, but WUSTl held the Eagles to just 2-of-17 from the field during the final five minutes of regulation plus the five-minute overtime period.

Freshman Maddy Scheppers, making her second start of the season, scored a career-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and three assists to lead the Bears to the win.

WUSTL (15-3, 5-2 UAA) travels to Rochester and Emory next weekend to begin the second half of UAA play. The Bears face Rochester at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 before taking on Emory at 2 p.m. Feb. 5.

Women’s track wins invitational; men finish fourth

The women’s track & field team won the women’s team title, while the WUSTL men finished fourth in the team standings at the Rose-Hulman Engineer Invitational Jan. 28 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Senior Erica Jackey and sophomore Jasmine Williams each set meet records to lead the women to the team title. Jackey set a meet record in winning the women’s mile with a time of 4:59.21, which was the second-fastest women’s mile time in WUSTL history and ranks third on the NCAA Division III performance list this season.

Williams recorded a season-best leap of 5.32 meters to win the women’s long jump and break the five-year-old meet record. Williams added a pair of runner-up finishes at the meet, finishing second in the high jump and the 200.

Other event winners for the women included junior Anne Diaz-Arrastia in the triple jump (10.57m), freshman Lucy Cheadle in the 3,000 (10:16.47), and sophomore Anna Etherington in the pole vault (3.50m).

On the men’s side, senior Justin Pieper led WUSTL by winning his fourth-straight high jump competition of the season with a clearance of 1.95m. Freshman Andrew Padgett also won an event for the Bears, clocking a time of 8:45.22 to win the 3,000.

Both teams return to action Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Bob Keck Invitational in Bloomington, Ill.

Women’s soccer hosts Kid’s Night Out Feb. 3

The women’s soccer team will host Kid’s Night Out fundraiser Friday, Feb. 3, at the Athletic Complex.

Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a night of fun activities including swimming, basketball, soccer, board games, movies, arts and crafts and more.

Women’s soccer players and coaching staff will provide supervision.

Cost is $15 for the first child and $12 for additional children. Email women’s soccer coach Jim Conlon at to reserve a spot. Please include name and age of the child. Walk-ins also are accepted. Check into the complex lobby any time after 6 p.m.

For more information, call Conlon at (314) 935-4706.