Overall: 1-3 (0-0 NEWMAC)
Scoreboard: No. 1 Tufts 64, Emerson 38 | Boston, Mass. | November 21, 2017
Monday, November 27 at Wentworth, Boston, Mass., 7:00 p.m. |Live Stats
Saturday, December 2 at Coast Guard, New London, Conn., 1:00 p.m. | Live Stats
BOSTON - The Emerson women's basketball team returns to the hardwood after the holiday and prepare to split action in two road contests and one at home. The Lions head across town to start off the week at neighboring Wentworth in a 7:00 p.m. non-conference meeting. On Wednesday, the Lions enter the NEWMAC portion of its schedule and will host Wellesley at 7:00 p.m. before wrapping up the week with a trip down to New London in a meeting with Coast Guard at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Through its first four games of 2017, Emerson currently holds an overall record of 1-3.
In its lone game against No. 1 Tufts University last Tuesday, the Lions saw sophomore Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) rack up a team-best 15 points in the 64-38 setback.
BUSCH NAMED LION OF THE WEEK
For the week of competition ending on November 20, junior guard Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) nabbed the Lion of the Week accolade.
As a starting guard in all four games the Lions young season, Busch currently averages 11.3 points a game and cans 48.6% of her shots and has also racked up a 36.4% beyond the arc and registers 83.3% from the charity stripe.
LIONS IN THE NEWMAC
Senior Maya Savino (Killingworth, Conn.) sits second within the NEWMAC in three-point percentage and currently registers 58.3% beyond the arc and tied for 10th with a 56.0 field goal percentage.
SCOUTING THE LEOPARDS
Wentworth posts a 1-2 overall record in its young season and is coming off a 62-54 win over Wheelock back on Saturday, November 18 in the Mount Ida Tip-Off Tournament.
The Leopards average 60.7 points a game and can 35.6% of its shots, including 32.8% from the three-point line and put in 32.8% of its shots from the charity stripe.
Haley Sabino and Courtney McCormick pace the Wentworth offense averaging 11.7 and 11.0 points per game, respectively.
Sabino also pulls down an average of 9.0 rebounds per contests.
Emerson trails the all-time series vs. Wentworth, 17-16, with its last win coming back on December 14, 2016, at Brown & Plofker as the Lions trounced the Leopards, 79-46.
SCOUTING THE BLUE
Wellesley currently holds an overall record of 2-2 with its most recent loss coming against Worcester State, 64-74, on Sunday.
The Blue cash in 59.0 points per game with a field goal percentage of 33.6 to match a 27.8 percentage behind the three-point line and rack up 72.9% of its free throws.
Wellesley has two players averaging double figures in Kayla Jang, who averages 10.5 points, and Caitlin Aguirre, who registers 10.0 points a game.
In the last meeting between Emerson and Wellesley, the Lions were edged out by the Blue, 64-55, back on January 7, 2017.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
- Through its first three games, the Bears of Coast Guard have posted a 1-2 overall record with its most recent loss coming back on Sunday, November 19 in a 61-49 non conference setback at the hands of Catholic University.
- Before Emerson head to New London on Saturday, Coast Guard will open up NEWMAC action on Wednesday and host Springfield for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.
- The Bears have averaged 61.0 points within its first three contests for a 33.5% from the field, as well as 33.3% on the three-point line and a percentage of 58.0 from the free throw line.
- Zoe Riis-Fallica and Gillian Gerton each lead the way for the Bears offense having canned double digits in points per game with Riis-Fallica producing 10.7 a game and Gerton joining in with 10.3.
- Coast Guard traveled to Boston in last year's meeting with Emerson and topped the Lions, 63-50, back on February, 15, 2017.
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