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Weekly Preview: Women's Basketball Matches Up With Fisher & Smith

Weekly Preview: Women's Basketball Matches Up With Fisher & Smith

Women's Basketball vs. Fisher 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 

Boston, Mass. | Brown & Plofker Gym 

7:00 p.m. 

Live Stats


Women's Basketball at Smith*

Saturday, January 19, 2019 

Northampton, Mass. | Woodward Center 

2:00 p.m. 

Live Stats | Video

- Coming off win over Mount Holyoke this past Saturday, the Emerson women's basketball team enters a quiet week split between out of conference and NEWMAC play. The Lions start the week off hosting Fisher on Wednesday night and head on the road with a rematch at Smith on Saturday afternoon. 


  • After picking up a victory over Simmons to start 2019, Emerson shouldered back-to-back NEWMAC setbacks to both Babson and MIT before picking up a 79-36 conference win over Mount Holyoke. 
  • The Lions currently sit at 9-6 with a 4-3 record within the conference and are tied in the fourth slot with Smith in NEWMAC standings. 



  • Emerson saw its own senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) etch her name into the women's basketball record books this past Saturday after banking her 1,000th point in a Lions uniform. 
  • An and-one allowed Boyle to notch her milestone point as she becomes the fifth Lion in women's basketball program history to reach the 1,000 point mark. 
  • The senior recorded a 15 point, seven rebound and two assist effort in the win over Mount Holyoke to also earn her the Lion of the Week accolade for the second time this season. 


  • As a team, Emerson shoots 42.1% with 66.9 points per game and register a 36.0% on the three-point line while knocking down 65.0% at the free throw stripe. 
  • C. Boyle continues to be a power presence on the offensive end netting 13.5 points per game (6th) while shooting a NEWMAC-best 58.8 on the floor and converts 72.4% at the free throw line (9th). 
  • Sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) follows behind shooting 46.8% on the parquet (10th) and 73.2% at the charity stripe (7th) all while leading the Lions from deep at 45.5% (2nd) and sending down 1.1 blocks (5th).
  • The Lions command the arc with four players knocking down 40% or better including S. Boyle, sophomore Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) at 42.2% (5th), junior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) at 41.0% (6th) and senior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England) rounding out the pack at 40.4% (7th). 
  • Along with canning 41.0% on the perimeter, Clydesdale also causes 1.7 steals per game (10th) as junior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) wraps the leaders with 3.1 steals (T-5th). 


  • Fisher enters Wednesday's contest holding an overall record of 12-7 coming off a 103-42 win over Vermont Tech this past Saturday. 
  • The Falcons average 64.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 35.5% while connecting 27.4% of its shots on the arc and 71.4% from the charity line. 
  • The 2017 season ended for Fisher in a loss to Stillman in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) Quarterfinals to put the Falcons' record at 17-12 and 4-3 in the NAIA. 
  • Three players on Fisher's roster boast double digits in points per game, anchored by Vivian Lara with 17.3 followed by Kellie Gaston with 14.9 and Jenny-Lynn Eggers at 10.6, respectively. 
  • Lara also paces the Falcons with 7.5 rebounds per game and 46 total steals, while Gaston has sent down 11 blocks. 
  • The two teams last met back on January 28, 2017 at Emerson with the home team snagging a 10-point 71-61 victory. 


  • Emerson matches up with Smith for the second time this season on Saturday as the Pioneers are coming off a 79-63 setback to Middlebury on Tuesday night to put their overall record at 10-5 and 4-3 NEWMAC. 
  • A shared 4-3 record in the NEWMAC ties Smith in fourth with Emerson in the standings. 
  • Since meeting with Emerson back in December, Smith averages 70.6 points per game while knocking down 44.2% of its shots to go with converting 36.6% at the perimeter and 65.8% o the line. 
  • The Pioneers have three players on its roster averaging double digits with Lauren Bondi anchoring the offense at 20.6 joined by 14.7 from Kennedy Guest-Pritchett and an additional 10.7 by Katy McClellan. 
  • Bondi racks up a three-point percentage of 42.6 to pace Smith offensively along side an 83.3% on the free throw stripe and also leads on the defensive end handing out 3.6 assists and 2.1 takeaways. 
  • Guest-Pritchett leads the Pioneers shooting 52.9% from the field and pulls down 12.1 boards per game while Stephanie Foukaris blocks 1.1 shots. 
  • The last meeting between Emerson and Smith came back on December 8, 2018 where C. Boyle cranked out a career-high 36 points to send the Lions to an 86-77 win over the Pioneers.