The Maryville College Scots men's basketball team dropped their fifth consecutive challenge in a 26 game series to Emory University by the score of 68-57 in the final game of the 2014 Emory Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday evening.
The Eagles connected on 7-of-17 treys in the first half to secure a 33-27 halftime advantage while the Scots out shot them from the floor.
The six-point intermission advantage increased to as much to a 15-point Eagle lead until Maryville battled back to 51-48 late in the final period. Each time MC got close, Emory's Alex Foster (20 points, 15 rebounds) made a play to stop the Scots' momentum. Each team finished hitting 35% from the floor and 35% from long distance, but Emory took care of their free-throw opportunities sinking 17-of-25 while out rebounding the Scots 47-37.
Emory, ranked No.9 nationally (4-0), was led by Foster's 7-for-16 shooting and 20 points. Davis Rao added 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
Maryville (3-3) was paced by Jaumonee Byrd's double-double. The junior post player deposited 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting while hauling down 10 rebounds. Spencer Shoffner tossed in 11 points while grabbing five boards while Tanner Torres hit three treys for nine points.
Despite the loss, Maryville holds the series advantage over the Eagled 15-11 in 26 regular season meetings.
The Scots will now prepare to challenge Berry College in Rome, Georgia on December 6th. Tip-off is scheduled in the Cage Center at 3:00 p.m.