Score: Suffolk 68, Emerson 62
Records: Emerson Lions (1-1) ; Suffolk Rams (1-1)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
The Lead: Sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) poured a career and game high 20 points for the Emerson women's basketball team as the Lions' fourth quarter comeback was cut short in a 68-62 setback to the neighboring Suffolk on Monday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Boyle paced all scorers with a career best 20 points while she shot 7-of-11 from the floor, 2-of-5 from beyond the perimeter and converted 4-for-6 from the charity stripe.
- Junior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) handed out six assists and co led with sophomore Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.) with two takeaways.
- Junior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) pulled down nine boards and senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) protected the glass with two blocks.
- Davey led the Lions' bench as she banked all nine points from beyond the arc, going 3-for-4.
- Three members of Suffolk drained double figures including Marissa Gudauskas, who canned 16 points while shooting 4-for-6 from the perimeter co leading the Rams with Alexis Hackett in steals with two each.
- Hackett and Jenni-Rose DiCecco each put up 14 points with DiCecco pacing the Rams with nine rebounds and five helpers.
- Emerson shot 35.9% (23-64) from the hardwood and banked 24.1% (7-29) beyond the arc with 52.9% (9-17) of its shots coming on the free throw line.
- Suffolk tallied 18-of-38 (37.7%) on the floor including a three-point percentage of 55.6% (5-9) and 27-of-37 from the charity line (73.0%).
- The Lions outshot the Rams in the paint (26-16) and held the advantage in assists (20-13), while the Rams narrowly outdid the hosts on the boards (40-37).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson held its largest lead of five behind treys by S. Boyle and C. Boyle mixed in with a triple from senior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England.) at the 7:12 mark of the first frame.
- The Lions and Rams each hit a scoring null with the score stalled at 7-2 over the next 3:06 before the visitors canned back-to-back layups to cut the lead to 7-6.
- Suffolk used a trip to the free throw line to pull ahead by one (8-7) after DiCecco put in both shots and closed the frame out on an 8-2 run for a 16-9 lead.
- Emerson fell into a double digit deficit after DiCecco put up both her free throws with the Lions now down by 10 (22-12) with 7:29 left in the half.
- A 21-8 spurt by Suffolk wrapped up the first half with the visitors holding a commanding 43-22 lead going into the locker room.
- The Lions sparked life in the second half and outscored the Rams 18-16 in the third quarter as they converted 7-of-18 from the floor to put the score at 59-40.
- At the 8:39 mark of the third, Emerson found themselves in its biggest hole and were down by 27 (51-24) on two charity line shots by Hackett.
- It was the fourth quarter where the hosts began to shake the game up as the Purple heavily outshot Suffolk, 22-9.
- Emerson kickstarted a comeback right out the gate of the fourth quarter and knocked down three consecutive treys and a three by Davey as the Lions pulled within 10 (59-49).
- With the help of 10 points by S. Boyle and Davey's bucket from downtown, the Lions stalled the Rams with a 13-0 spurt to chisel the score down to three (65-62) with a 1:42 on the clock.
- The hosts comeback was cut short thanks to a jumper from DiCecco and a free throw from Gabriella DeComo with the final at 68-62.
- Emerson stays on its home hardwood this coming weekend for the annual Tip Off Tournament and welcome in Dean on Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18 starting at 1:00 p.m. both days.
- Suffolk returns home on Wednesday, November 14 for a non conference meeting with Salve Regina at 7:00 p.m.
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