Regular Season Overall Record: 11-14 (8-8 NEWMAC)
Scoreboard: Emerson 75, Wheaton (Mass.) 50 | Boston, Mass. | February 14, 2018
WPI 58, Emerson 47 | Worcester, Mass. | February 17, 2018
BOSTON - Winning its last three of four regular season matchups, the Emerson women's basketball team enters postseason action for the first time since 2014-2015 as the No. 6 seed in the NEWMAC Tournament. On Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m., the No. 6 Lions hit the road to square off against the No. 3 Babson Beavers in the quarterfinal round.
MISSION POSTSEASON: COMPLETE
- For the first time since the 2014-2015 season, Emerson finds themselves in the mix for a shot at the NEWMAC title as they finished the regular season at 11-14 overall and 8-8 against conference teams.
- Along with capturing the 75-50 win over Wheaton (Mass.) last Wednesday behind a 15-point effort from senior Maya Savino (Killingworth, Conn.), the Lions secured its playoff spot with the help of a Wellesley loss.
- The Lions wrapped the 2018 regular season on the road at WPI on Saturday afternoon where they were topped 58-47 by the Engineers in a game that saw sophomore Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) can a career-high 16 points.
REPRESENTING IN THE NEWMAC
- 25 games deep, Emerson has registered 66.1 points per game with a field goal percentage of 40.8% to go along with converting 36.9% on the perimeter and 62.6% from the free throw stripe.
- The Lions were credited with a NEWMAC-best 16.7 assists per game and pulled down 36.5 rebounds, as well as averaging 8.4 steals and 3.4 blocks.
- Four Lions sit in the top-10 of their respective offensive and defensive NEWMAC categories, including Savino, juniors Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) and Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and freshman Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.).
- When it comes to rebounds, S. Boyle paces the Lions on the glass with a NEWMAC sixth best 6.6 boards per game and 166 total rebounds (8th).
- The freshman also ranks in the top-10 with her sister in blocks per game, taking the seventh spot with .9, while C. Boyle sits second with 1.4 blocks per game.
- C. Boyle ranks in two more NEWMAC categories, including seventh in field goal percentage (47.7%) and eighth with a free throw percentage of 72.5%.
- Savino and Busch power the Lions beyond the arc and sit within the top-5 with Savino in the third spot (42.5%) and Busch following in fourth (42.3%).
- Busch rounds out the top-10 in assists per game and comes in at the 10th spot averaging 3.0 per game.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
- Babson concluded the regular season holding an overall record of 17-8 with a conference record of 13-3, earning them the third seed in this year's NEWMAC Tournament.
- The Beavers edged out the visiting MIT Engineers at Staake Gymnasium this past Wednesday in a 56-53 victory.
- Emerson looks to top the defending NEWMAC Champions for the first time since entering the NEWMAC in 2013-2014.
- In the lone meeting between the two teams back on January 17, Babson came out on top over Emerson at Brown & Plofker in a 78-48 win.
- The Beavers enter Wednesday's contest shooting 39.0% from the field and are posting 67.0 points per game to go along with a perimeter percentage of 28.9% and are 67.3% from the charity line.
- The Beavers also pull down an average of 45.2 rebounds per game and credited with 13.4 assists.
- Payton Ouimette anchors Babson on the stat sheet with a team leading 13.6 points per game, 11.9 rebounds and a field goal percentage of 50.4%.
- Tea Spellacy paces the Beavers on the defensive end with 2.9 assists per game and 1.3 steals, while Jaqueline Jozefick rounds out the stat leaders with .7 blocks.
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