Women's Basketball On The Hunt For Playoff Spot In Final Pair Of NEWMAC Slates

Women's Basketball On The Hunt For Playoff Spot In Final Pair Of NEWMAC Slates

Overall: 10-13 (7-7 NEWMAC)

Connecticut College 80, Emerson 51 | Boston, Mass. | February 6, 2018
Emerson 90, Lasell 51 | Boston, Mass. | February 8, 2018
Emerson 87, Mount Holyoke 31 | Boston, Mass. | February 10, 2018

Wednesday, February 14 vs. Wheaton (Mass.)*, Boston, Mass., 5:30 p.m. | Live Stats 
Saturday, February 17 at WPI*, Worcester, Mass., 2:00 p.m. | Live Stats | Video 

With a pair of NEWMAC slates on the Emerson women's basketball team's schedule, the Lions are in the hunt for a postseason spot for the first time since 2015. In its home finale on Wednesday night, Emerson welcomes in Wheaton (Mass.) at 5:30 p.m. before wrapping the regular season on the road at WPI on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. 


  • Emerson finished a busy week of three games with a 2-1 record and saw its overall record move to 10-13 to go along with an even .500 record of 7-7 when playing NEWMAC opponents. 
  • After dropping a 80-51 non-conference setback against Connecticut College on Tuesday, the Lions picked up a pair of wins over Lasell and Mount Holyoke. 
  • Junior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) contributed 13 points to the Lions 90-51 triumph over Lasell on Thursday. 
  • Emerson cruised past Mount Holyoke in a 90-31 senior day win on Saturday and saw senior Eastin Ashby (Pittston, Penn.) have a monster game filled with a season high 17 points to go along with five steals, moving her career steals up to 200. 



  • As a team, Emerson sits within the top-five on both ends of the ball with a NEWMAC leading 37.3% three-point percentage while ranking third in both points per game (66.6) and steals per game (3.2) and fourth in field goal percentage (40.5%). 
  • The sister duo of C. Boyle and Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) pace Emerson on the defensive end with C. Boyle taking sixth in blocks per game (1.2) and seventh in free throw percentage (74.4%) and S. Boyle averaging 6.6 rebounds a game (10th). 152 total boards (8th) and .8 blocks (9th). 
  • Junior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) sits second in the conference with a three-point percentage of 44.6% with senior Maya Savino (Killingworth, Conn.) taking the seventh spot at 40.0%.
  • Ashby moves to the ninth spot in steals per game and averages 1.7 takeaways per contest. 



  • Wheaton (Mass.) rolls into Boston on Wednesday night holding an overall record of 7-16 and a 2-12 record when facing NEWMAC teams. 
  • The Lyons are coming off an 80-53 loss against Smith back on Saturday. 
  • Wednesday's meeting with Emerson with be the second time the teams have met this season with the Lions topping the Lyons, 88-76, back on January 24. 
  • Through 23 games, Wheaton (Mass.) puts up 61.1 points per game and shoot 34.0% from the field to go along with a perimeter percentage of 34.0% and convert 78.6% from the free throw line. 
  • The Lyons also pull down 36.6 rebounds a game with 14.3 assists. 
  • Pacing Wheaton (Mass.) with a 45.6 field goal percentage is Mikayla Pucci, who also anchors the Lyons with 12.7 points per game. 5.8 rebounds and .2 steals. 
  • Emily Cuthbertson and Ruthie Zientek lead the Lyons with 3.1 assists per game. 



  • WPI, who sits third in NEWMAC standings with an overall record of 18-5, has also recorded an 11-3 record when facing conference opponents. 
  • The Engineers have taken the win in its last four contests with its most recent victory coming at Clark, where they topped the Cougars, 54-38, last Saturday. 
  • Before Emerson heads to WPI, the Engineers will face Wellesley on Wednesday night. 
  • WPI shoots 41.9% from the field and averages 58.7 points per game to go along with a three-point percentage of 29.1% and convert 68.3% on the free throw stripe while pulling down 36.1 rebounds and 14.5 assists. 
  • Both Madison Beck and Alexa Itsines have racked up a team-best 50.0 field-goal percentage, but its Ama Biney who paces the offense and defense with 13.5 points per game, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals. 
  • Beck also averages double figures in points at 11.6, while Stasha Greenlach has registered 4.7 assists and Maura Buckley averages 1.4 blocks per game. 
  • Emerson and WPI met two times last season with the Engineers coming out on top in both contests for the season series sweep.