Score: Wesleyan (Conn.) 68, Emerson 53
Records: Emerson Lions (2-3) ; Wesleyan (Conn.) Cardinals (5-0)
Location: Middletown, Conn. (Silloway Gymnasium)
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Lead: Junior Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) canned a game high 16 points followed by 10 points from both senior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and junior Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.), but the Emerson women's basketball slipped in a 68-53 loss to Wesleyan (Conn.) to wrap tournament play on Saturday afternoon.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Points: Emma Roush (16), Katy O'Connor (14) & Marina Petruzzi (11)
Assists: Caleigh Ryan (5)
Rebounds: Ryan (12)
Steals: Maddie Clark (4)
Blocks: Ryan & O'Connor (2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Trailing by three with under four minutes to play in the first, Boyle knocked down a shot from downtown to knot the score at 10-all.
- Wesleyan outscored Emerson down the stretch, 8-3, and were able to build a three point lead over the Lions to wrap the first on Heidi Scarth's layup (16-13).
- Toner connected for a deep three-point bucket with 5:28 remaining in the second stanza to push Emerson back in front.
- A little less than two minutes later, the Lions offense extended their advantage to six following Madden's jumper, which capped off a lengthy 13-2 stretch.
- Wesleyan responded with a 9-0 run that was snapped by Madden's triple with 10 seconds left in the half to level the score at 29-29.
- Emerson put up the second half's first basket to regain a lead, but the hosts answered with a 6-0 spurt and grabbed a lead that they would not relinquish.
- Roush hit back-to-back threes followed by a layup in the closing minutes of the third quarter to give Wesleyan a 49-38 advantage.
- Emerson came up with a 5-0 run to wrap the third, but a basket by Petruzzi with three seconds left gave the Cardinals an eight point lead going into the fourth (51-43).
- The Lions pulled within four following another trey from Toner at the 6:47 mark, which was the closest they would come within the Cardinals.
- Wesleyan came up with an 11-0 streak capped off by a layup by Ava Tompkins at the 2:48 mark and gave the Cardinals a 15-point lead to put the ice the game.
- Emerson plays host to crosstown foe Emmanuel (Mass.) on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wesleyan gets back in action on Tuesday, November 16 as it hosts The City College of New York at 7:00 p.m.
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