Score: Emerson 71, Wentworth 67 (OT)
Records: Emerson Lions (2-3) ; Wentworth Leopards (1-3)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Tansey Gymnasium)
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
The Lead: Lead by an overall game high 17 points from sophomore Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and a double-double effort of 16 points and 11 boards from freshman Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.), the Emerson women's basketball team saw four of its five starters pour in double figures to propel the Lions past Wentworth in 71-67 overtime triumph on Monday night in non-conference women's basketball action.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Clydesdale finished 5-for-11 on the floor with 17 points and pulled down eight boards with the addition of four assists and three steals.
- Boyle followed Clydesdale with 16 points and finished 7-for-14 with 11 rebounds, three steals and a trio of blocks.
- Sophomores Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) and Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) joined with 11 and 10 points, respectively, while each also tallied four assists and one steal.
- Wentworth was anchored by both Erin Morton and Samatha Madden, who each contributed 14 points and two steals for the Leopards, while Stephanie Mini followed with 12 of her own.
- Courtney McCormick pulled down 10 rebounds, while Sam McGibbon had a trio of assists.
- Emerson canned 23-of-64 from the floor (35.9%) with 33.3%(5-15) of its shots coming from the three-point line and 57.1% (20-35) on the charity stripe.
- Wentworth finished 24-for-38 (41.4%) and had 23.5% (4-17) of their triples fall through and finished 50% (15-30) from the free throw line.
- The Leopards held the edge on the glass (46-43) and second chance points (12-8), but the Lions edged out the Leopards in assists (16-14) and points in the paint (32-26).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Neither Emerson nor Wentworth caught offensive rhythm until the Lions sparked for an 11-0 run and took a 13-4 lead on a trey from Clydesdale with 4:49 left in the first quarter.
- Wentworth answered with their own 11-0 streak to snag the 15-13 lead away on Michelle McCloskey's layup with 1:39 remaining that included five points from Madden.
- Emerson held the 19-17 lead in the closing seconds of the first before a pair of free throws from Baylor Johnson made it 19-18.
- The Lions opened the second frame outscoring the Leopards 9-1 that was capped off by a triple from Madden with 5:02 to play.
- A jumper from Sabino and a three from Courtney McCormick put the Leopards within four (28-24) with 3:27 remaining, which was followed by the hosts taking the 31-30 lead after a 5-1 spurt.
- Senior Eastin Ashby (Pittston, Penn.) gave Emerson a 32-31 lead with 27 ticks on the clock, but Wentworth gained the 33-32 lead on its next possession as Mini canned a layup to close out the half.
- Mini then helped the Leopards extend its lead to six (40-34) with 7:09 on the clock in the third before the Lions embarked on an 11-0 run to grab the 45-40 edge on Boyle's layup at the 4:36 mark.
- Morton's layup at at 1:57 made it 45-43 and later tied the game with a pair of free throws 21 seconds later before a trey from Madden gave the Leopards a 47-45 lead with 1:12 left in the third.
- After three quarters, Wentworth continued to hold a 50-46 lead after Magasic put in one of two free throws with .6 on the clock.
- Emerson erased Wentworth's 50-46 lead to start the fourth thanks to a 7-0 streak and took the 55-52 lead on a triple from Clydesdale, but the Leopards answered and pulled within one (55-54).
- With 2:04 remaining in the fourth, the Lions pushed its lead to five as the Leopards were able to close within one (60-59) on Madden's jumper.
- Senior Maya Savino (Killingworth, Conn.) hit a free throw to make it 61-59 before McGibbon nailed the equalizing jumper with 5.7 seconds left.
- Madden missed the potential game winning jumper at the buzzer for Emerson and sent the game into overtime.
- Wentworth gained a 64-61 lead thanks to a jumper by Morton before Madden cashed in a triple to even the score, 64-all.
- The teams traded baskets before Foultz strung together four consecutive points to give the Lions a 70-66 lead as Mini nailed a free throw to make it a three point game.
- Foultz connected on one of two from the charity stripe to make it 71-67 with 10.2 ticks left to seal the Lions victory.
- Emerson opens up the NEWMAC portion of its schedule on Wednesday, November 29 and will host Wellesley at 7:00 p.m.
- Wentworth will also be in action on Wednesday night as they head to Curry for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
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