Dec 11, 2018
Women's Basketball at No. 5 Tufts
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Medford, Mass. | Cousens Gymnasium
MAKING A STAY IN THE WIN COLUMN
- A 2-1 week for Emerson puts the Lions at 7-3 with a 3-1 record in NEWMAC play and currently stand third overall within the conference behind Springfield and Babson.
- After shouldering a tough 43-42 loss to Wellesley on Wednesday to start the week, the Lions bounced back with back to back wins over Lasell and NEWMAC foe, Smith.
- Senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) turned in a monster pair of games and contributed a combined 60 points that included 24 points against Lasell and a career-setting 36 point day in an 86-77 win over Smith.
BETTER IN THREES
- A huge week on the court earned C. Boyle not one, but three weekly awards from the NEWMAC, the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) and the weekly Lion of the Week.
- Boyle snagged the trifecta of NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week and a spot on the NEWBA Weekly Honor Roll after she averaged 20.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
- The senior finished with 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting in an 82-42 win at Lasell on Thursday before a break-out 36 point showing on Saturday against Smith.
- Boyle canned 13-of-20 from the field on her career setting day and went 10-for-10 on the free throw line to wrap her week shooting 66.7%.
LIONS IN THE NEWMAC
- Five Lions consisting of C. Boyle, sophomores Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.), junior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) and senior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) sit within the top-10 of their respective offensive and defensive NEWMAC categories.
- C. Boyle finds herself in the top-10 of four shooting and ball control categories including a conference leading 66.7 field goal percentage joined by 15.0 points per game (3rd), a free-throw percentage of 75.0% (7th) and .8 blocks (9th).
- S. Boyle, Toner and Busch dominate on the arc as Boyle sits third at 48.0%, followed by Toner in fifth at 46.4% and Busch rounding out the pace in 7th at 42.9%.
- Coming in tied in the 10th spot is S. Boyle pulling down 6.3 boards per contest with 3.4 assists (7th) being handed out by Madden.
SCOUTING THE JUMBOS
- Riding an 8-0 win streak are the No. 5 Tufts Jumbos, who are coming off an 85-59 win at University of New England this past Saturday afternoon.
- Tufts converses 49.0% from the field with an average of 86.1 points per game while shooting 32.0% beyond the perimeter and 81.4% at the charity stripe along with 44.8 rebounds and 19.1 assists.
- The Jumbos had its 2017 come to a halt in a disappointing loss in the NCAA Division III Championship game to NESCAC opponent, Amherst, who handed the Jumbos all three of its 2017 setbacks.
- Despite three losses to Amherst, Tufts finished last season at 30-3 and held a 9-1 record in the NESCAC that included a 77-47 win over Emerson on December 13, 2017.
- Tufts will face two more opponents in Suffolk and Rowan to end 2018 and open up NESCAC action on January 5, 2019 against Colby.
- Emily Briggs and Erica DeCandido lead a balanced Tufts attack with 13.0 points apiece as Briggs also leads the Jumbos in steals (2.1) while DeCandido averages 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.
- Lily Paro sees 39.1% of her shots come from the perimeter and Sophia Rosa converts 91.3% on the free-throw line, while Jac Knapp dishes out 4.0 assists.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS