Score: Springfield 72, Emerson 60
Records: Emerson Lions (7-11, 5-6 NEWMAC) ; Springfield Pride (15-5, 9-2 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Lead: Freshman Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) canned a team-best 12 points for the Lions as the Emerson women's basketball dropped a 70-62 decision to the visiting Springfield Pride in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Boyle put up a stat line of 12 points on 5-of-12 and also led the Lions with six boards to go along with one assist and one steal.
- Seniors Eastin Ashby (Pittston, Penn.) and Maya Savino (Killingworth, Conn.) were credited with three assists each as sophomore Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) had two steals.
- Springfield had three players put up double figures with Chelsea McAllister anchoring the Pride with an overall game high 18 points with Gracie Restituyo putting up 17 and Alex Goslin adding 14.
- Restituyo capped her double-double off with a team-leading 14 boards, while Goslin added five assists and three steals to her stat line.
- Emerson finished the game shooting 38.6% from the field (22-57) to go along with a three-point percentage of 43.8% (7-16) and were 64.3% on the charity stripe (9-14).
- Springfield shot 46.4% on the floor (26-56) including a 50.0% effort from downtown (7-14) and finished shooting 76.5% on the free throw line.
- Springfield outdid Emerson on the boards (47-24) and in assists (15-13), while the Lions cashed in 26 points within the paint to Springfield's 22.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Within the opening quarter, Springfield maintained a steady lead of at least 10 and came out of the frame with a 19-10 over Emerson.
- After junior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) canned a pair of free throws to even the score at 2-2, Springfield pieced together a 9-0 spurt capped off by a layup from Heather King at 4:55 to give the Pride a nine-point lead (11-2).
- The visitors gained its biggest advantage of 10 at 1:42 after Allie Brennan's jumper fell through to move the score to 16-6.
- Through the final minute of the stanza, Emerson canned four points, including a triple from Savino, as the Lions went into the second frame down nine.
- Springfield used a large chunk of the second quarter to distance themselves away from Emerson as and led the Lions by double figures until the 1:55 mark.
- The Pride racked up its largest lead of 15 several times before back-to-back triples from Busch pushed the Lions to within nine (36-27).
- Both Springfield and Emerson went scoreless within the remaining portion of the second frame with the score at 36-27 entering the half.
- The visiting Pride once again held a 15 point lead at 8:10 of the third quarter as the Lions were able to inch within 10 (42-32), the closest it could come within the third, on a trey from Clydesdale at 7:04.
- On a free throw from sophomore Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.), Emerson was able to pull back within 10 (46-36) with 3:10 on the clock as Lauren Rudolph drained a three with four ticks to give Springfield the 14 point cushion (53-39).
- At 8:44 of the fourth, Springfield claimed its biggest lead of the game at 19 on King's pair from the line (58-39).
- Emerson used the middle of the fourth frame to gain some ground on Springfield with a 10-3 spurt that was highlighted by triples from sophomore Leena Kardacz (Harleysville, Penn.) and Madden to put the Lions within 11 (64-53).
- Kardacz and freshman Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) dished out the final five points for the Lions to put the final score at 72-60.
- Emerson embarks in conference road play on Wednesday, January 31 and head off to Clark for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.
- Springfield returns home for conference action on Wednesday as well and will face Coast Guard at 5:30 p.m.
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