BOSTON, Mass. – An all-out team effort highlighted by Kristen Brice's nine points, 12 boards and six rebounds and Catherine Cloutier's team-leading 11 points led the Emerson Women's Basketball Team to a 52-48 win over the Mount Holyoke Lyons in NEWMAC action. With the win the Lions are now 5-7 overall and 2-6 in conference play while MHC falls to 4-9 on the year and 1-7 in the NEWMAC.
The first half saw Emerson turn up the defense to force 13 MHC turnovers for 11 points while EC's Elizabeth Horan led the floor with eight points, shooting 50% from beyond the arc. The bench played integral for the Lions as well as they came out to put up 14 points as Emerson headed into the break up nine, 25-16.
The Lyons were scrappy though in the second half as they battled back to make a close game of it with Amber Legare exploding for 13 points in the half to lead the floor and MHC back into the game. Emerson's Catherine Cloutier was huge in the second half as she put up nine points and was followed in suit by Kelsey Johnson with eight. EC's offense stepped up overall as they doubled their shooting percentage to 44%, this time with their forwards doing work with 12 points in the paint to close out the 52-48 win.
Up next the Lions will hit the home court again this Wednesday as they set play Clark on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Boston at Emerson's Brown-Plofker Gym.