Score: No. 1 Tufts 64, Emerson 38
Records: Emerson Lions (1-3) ; No. 1 Tufts Jumbos (3-0)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Lead: Sophomore Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) canned a team-best 15 points and two assists for the Lions as the Emerson women's basketball team shouldered a 64-38 defeat to the No. 1 Tufts University Jumbos in non-conference women's basketball action on Tuesday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Foultz put up 13 points for Emerson and finished shooting 7-for-14 on the floor with three boards and a pair of assists.
- Freshman Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) pulled down a team-best five boards, while sophomore Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.), Foultz and junior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) were credited with two assists each, freshman Sophia Detweiler (West Chester, Penn.) blocked a pair of shots and sophomore Leena Kardacz (Harleysville, Penn.) had a pair of steals.
- Erica DeCandido paced all scorers with 16 points as she and Jac Knapp each had three takeaways.
- Emily Briggs pulled down an overall game high 10 boards, while Lauren Dillon had three assists and Gina Doyle had a pair of blocks.
- Emerson banked 16-of-47 (34.0%) with a 33.3% behind the arc (4-12) and were 25.% on the free throw line, while Tufts canned 23-of-73 (31.5%) with a 8.7% beyond the arc (2-23) and shot 80% from the charity stripe.
- The Jumbos pulled down 53 boards to the Lions 33 and also held the advantage in assists (14-9), points in the paint (34-10), bench points (27-11) and second chance points (16-0).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Savino and Busch canned Emerson's first five points of the opening quarter to give the Lions a 5-0 lead and carried a three point lead (7-4) at the 5:18 mark on a trey from Foultz, which was the final time the Lions would hold a lead through the remainder of the game.
- Tufts answered with a 6-0 streak over the next several minutes to put themselves ahead at 10-7 at 4:24, but Savino had her second triple fall through and square the score at 10-all with 2:04 to go in the frame.
- Sadie Otley sent up a shot from the top of the key in the final second of the stanza pushed Tufts to the 15-10 edge.
- The Lions were held scoreless within the first 4:21 of the second quarter, allowing the Jumbos to balloon its lead into double figures at 13 (25-12) after DeCandido canned a pair from the free throws.
- A jumper by Toner closed the gap to nine at 21-12, which was the closest the Lions would to the Jumbos.
- At the 1:26 mark of the frame, a DeCandido jumper stretched Tufts stretched to its biggest lead of the half to 14 (32-18) before Toner drained Emerson's final two points of the half.
- Emerson shot 38.5% (5-13) to Tufts 23.5 field percentage, yet it was the Lions who found themselves in a 32-20 deficit going into the half.
- Tufts had its first three field goals fall in through the first several minutes of the third as Baptista's sank the Jumbos 38th point and gave them the 18 point advantage at 38-20.
- The Lions were able to keep a steady 15 point margin between them and the Jumbos and were able to get the lead to 13 (44-31) at 1:29 before the Jumbos canned its final jumper with the third closing at 47-31 in Tufts favor.
- Tufts produced a 17 point fourth quarter to Emerson's seven, shooting 46.7% from the field to seal the Lions 64-38 setback.
- Emerson ventures away from Brown & Plofker for the first time on Monday, November 27 and heads across town to Wentworth for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.
- Tufts continues its road schedule on Sunday, November 26 and takes on Brandeis at 1:00 p.m.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS