Women's Basketball vs. Babson*
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Boston, Mass. | Brown & Plofker Gym
Women's Basketball vs. Coast Guard*
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Boston, Mass. | Brown & Plofker Gym
BOSTON, Mass. - The Emerson women's basketball team sticks to its home hardwood of Brown & Plofker this coming week in a pair of NEWMAC matchups hosting both Babson and Coast Guard. The Lions close out January with a meeting against the Beavers on Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.. Then on Saturday, the Gray & Purple open up February welcoming the Bears in an afternoon contest at 1:00 p.m.
A LOOK BACK ON THE WEEK
- Last week saw Emerson go 1-1 in its pair of home and road tilts against Wheaton (Mass.) and Springfield to move its overall record to 11-8 and 5-5 in conference play.
- The Gray & Purple picked up its fifth conference victory last Wednesday night as they topped the visiting Lyons of Wheaton (Mass.), 61-50, behind a career-high 16 points from sophomore Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.) and a season-high 15 boards by junior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.).
- Despite a 17-point day from senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.), Emerson wrapped the week out at Springfield and saw its fourth quarter comeback be halted in a 52-43 setback to the Pride.
HOME SWEET HOME
- While on its home court, Emerson currently holds opponents to 56.2 points per game with a record of 8-2 down at Brown & Plofker.
LEADING THE LIONS
- C. Boyle anchors the Lions shooting a NEWMAC-best 58.6 percent while racking up a seventh-best 13.2 points per contest.
- Sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) has tallied double figures in seven of the Lions' last nine games and has converted 74.5% from the free throw line along with shooting 41.3% on the perimeter.
- Clydesdale ties with S. Boyle shooting 41.3% from three-point range (5th) and averages 1.9 steals per game.
- Following Clydesdale and S. Boyle in three-point shooting is senior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England), who has converted 39.6% from long range (7th).
SCOUTING THE BEARS
- Coast Guard (5-13, 4-6 NEWMAC) are currently on a two game skid after shouldering back to back losses last week to Wheaton (Mass.) and Smith.
- Before heading to Emerson on Saturday for their first and only meeting, the Bears face WPI, whom the Lions trounced 64-37 back in December.
- Micaela Martinelli anchors Coast Guard on the shooting front with 13.5 points per game and 40.0% field goal percentage.
- Breanna Wood leads the Bears on the defensive side, pulling down 6.3 boards and averaging 1.8 steals, while Zoe Riis-Fallica dishes out 3.0 assists and Emma Puddington sends down .8 blocks.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
- Babson (17-2, 10-1 NEWMAC) have tallied a W in its last 15 games with its last victory coming in a 67-51 win against Williams on Monday night.
- Wednesday night's meeting between the Lions and Beavers marks the 11th matchup dating back to 2014 with the Lions having yet to top the Beavers.
- Babson ranks ninth within Division III in rebounding margin (+12.7) and hold a 6-0 record away from Staake Gymnasium.
- Payton Ouimette, the only player in the NEWMAC to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounds and assists, also sits atop NEWMAC standings in rebounds per game and double-doubles.
- Bianca Tomassini shoots a conference-best 46.6% from three-point range, while Emily Bonifacic (79%) and Katherine Tamulionis (78.6%) rank seconds and third in free throw percentage.
- Tamulionis also sits second in the NEWMAC with 66 made free throws.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS