TIP OFF TOURNAMENT - DAY 1
Score: Emerson 74, Dean 71
Records: Emerson Lions (2-1) ; Dean Bulldogs (0-2)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
The Lead: The Emerson women's basketball team played comeback ball behind a career high 30 points from senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and 15 points from sophomore Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) to knock off Dean in a 74-71 victory to kick off the Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Boyle filled her stat sheet up with a career and game high 30 points along with eight boards, one assist and a steal as Toner followed with 15 and an additional 11 from junior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.)
- Toner co-led in steals with three with junior Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.).
- Sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and junior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) also pulled down eight rebounds and senior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) handed out a team-high six helpers.
- Three Dean scorers put up double figures as Makayla Rudder poured in 21 points followed by 14 from Nicole Romero and Jamaya Cleveland with 12.
- India Pina paced the Bulldogs defense with nine boards and co-led with four takeaways aside Cleveland, while Romero also handed out four assists.
- Emerson and Dean each finished shooting 43.1% (28-65) from the field with the hosts knocking down 13-of-21 on the charity line (61.9%) and converted 5-of-20 from the perimeter (5-20).
- Dean finished with a 38.5% beyond the arc (5-13) and went 10-of-17 on the the free throw stripe.
- The Bulldogs out rebounded the Lions (42-38) and dished out 18 assists to the host's 10, while the Lions turned 28 Bulldogs turnovers in to 33 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Within the first three minutes of the opening quarter, India Pina put up four points to give Dean a quick 9-0 lead over Emerson before the hosts got on the board on a trey from C. Boyle at 7:23.
- Boyle's layup set off the Lions on an 11-0 spurt that put the hosts right back in the game as a triple from Toner knotted the game at 11-all.
- After a quick two by Rudder put the Bulldogs back on top, Emerson went on a 6-0 run that pushed the Lions' lead to 19-13 with two and a half left in the quarter.
- Dean made its way back onto the board with 19 seconds on the clock and tallied its first point since the 4:55 mark on a layup from Rudder with Emerson's lead at seven (22-15) going into the second.
- Emerson came out the gate in the second to give themselves a double figures lead at 14 (29-14) before Dean put pressure on the hosts with an 11-2 run to cut the margin down to five (31-26).
- Emerson bumped its advantage back up to nine (35-26) and were able to hold Dean within seven through the remainder of the half on a jumper by Madden going into the locker room.
- A trey from Boyle pushed Emerson's lead back into double digits (42-32) at 7:48 before Dean stormed back with the next 14 points to snag its first lead since the opening quarter (46-42).
- The Lions found themselves in a five point hole in the closing seconds of the third, but C. Boyle successfully drew the and-one and inched the hosts back within a pair (53-51) to wrap the frame.
- Down by a pair at third quarter's end, Emerson continued to push their way back into the game and remained within five up (63-58) until the 5:23 mark after Rudder's layup.
- C. Boyle drained four points to pull Emerson within one (63-62) followed by Toner knocking down the game tying triple from the top right shoulder to knot the score at 65-all with three minutes left in regulation.
- After Toner's triple locked the score at 65-all, the score saw two more ties, the last coming at 69-all before Toner drained a clutch triple to push Emerson in front (72-69) at the 31 second mark.
- Dean tallied its last shot on Taisha Alexandre's layup (72-71) as Emerson iced the win on Madden's successful trip to the charity line.
- Emerson concludes the Tip Off Tournament tomorrow, Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. and will face the winner of the Mass.-Boston/Keuka game.
- Dean awaits its opponents from the loser of the Mass.-Boston/Keuka game at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS