Score: WPI 56, Emerson 45
Records: Emerson Lions (1-2) ; WPI Engineers 3-0
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
The Lead: The Emerson Women's Basketball Team fell to the WPI Engineers on Saturday afternoon, despite a 14 point performance from senior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) and a 13 point performance from Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.)
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Quinn Madden: 14 Points, 4 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 1 Steal
Sam Boyle - 13 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Steals
Natalie Clydesdale, 7 Rebounds 5 Points, 1 Steeal, 1 Assist
Melanie Presseau: 11 Points, 5 Steals, 2 Rebounds, 1 Assist
Specver Vinson: 10 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steeal
Lisa Cristiano: 9 Points, 9 Rebounds
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The first quarter was a defensive battle, with the Lions coming out of the frame ahead 4-2. WPI scored their two points on a pair of free throws from Lisa Cristiano (Valhalla, N.Y.) and the Lions eared their four points on a free throw from Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and a threee point play from Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) Madden converted a layup while drawing a doul, and sunk the following free throw.
- The second quarter was another defensive battle. The Engineers opened up the wearer on a 4-0 run before the Lions went on an 7-2 run capped off by a Kailee Yan (Mercer Island, Wash.) three pointer. Emerson and WPI traded baskets from here on out, with the Engineers holding a slight advantage going into the half at 14-13.
- WPI opened up the second half on a 13-4 run, opening up a 10 point lead on a Mckenna Finken (Simsbury, Conn.) three pointer. The Engineers kept the Lions at bay, eventually opening up their biggest lead of the night at 13, with just over two minutes remaining in the frame. A Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) three cut the lead back to ten, and she connected on a free throw with 16 ticks left in the frame to cut the lead to nine at 37-28 heading into the fourth.
- In the fourth quarter, the Lions were kept at bay, but continued to battle. Emerson cut the lead to single digits multiple times, but were unable to threaten WPI's lead. The Engineers held on for the victory, taking the game 56-45.
- The Lions are off until they take on the Wellesley Blue on Friday afternoon, with the Lions taking part in a tournament hosted by the Wesleyan Cardinals next weekend.