Weekly Preview - Women's Basketball Preps for Pair of Games at Home

Weekly Preview - Women's Basketball Preps for Pair of Games at Home

Overall: 2-5 (0-2 NEWMAC)

 

Scoreboard:

Emerson 71, Wentworth 67 (OT) | Boston, Mass. | November 27, 2017

Wellesley 61, Emerson 53 | Boston, Mass. | November 29, 2017

Coast Guard 68, Emerson 58 | New London, Conn. | December 2, 2017

 

Schedule:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 vs. MIT, Boston, Mass., 5:30 p.m. | Video | Live Stats

Saturday, December 9, 2017 vs. Western New England, Boston, Mass., 1:00 p.m. | Video | Live Stats

 

BOSTON - The Emerson women's basketball team embarks into its last set of games at home before the holiday and splits time between conference and non-conference opponents. On Wednesday night, Emerson welcomes the MIT Engineers in for a NEWMAC contest at 5:30 p.m. before the Lions step into non-conference action against Western New England on Saturday to close out its 2017 home schedule at 1:00 p.m.

 

A WEEK IN REVIEW

  • Through its three contests this past week, Emerson finished 1-2 to put its overall record at 2-5 and are still looking for its first NEWMAC win at 0-2.

  • Emerson started the week off on Monday with a 71-67 non-conference overtime victory over the Wentworth Leopards before the Lions opened NEWMAC action with a pair of back-to-back setbacks against Wellesley and Coast Guard

  • Despite both sophomore Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and freshman Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) each draining 16 points, the Lions were bested 61-53 on their home court by Wellesley to kick off conference play on Wednesday night.

  • The Lions closed out the week on the road down in New London, Conn. where the Purple were topped, 68-58, by the Coast Guard Bears with Foultz putting up a career-best 20 points.

 

FOULTZ NABS LION OF THE WEEK

  • For competition spanning the week of November 27 to December 4, Foultz represents the women's basketball team with the Lion of the Week accolade.

  • The sophomore collected a total of 46 points, seven boards and 10 assists on the week and has racked up double figures in four consecutive games.

  • She currently leads the Lions with 13.1 points per game with 92 total points with a 42.9% on the floor and is shooting 34.2% beyond the arc and 38.9% on the free throw line.

 

LIONS IN THE NEWMAC

  • The Lions currently have four players ranking within the top-10 of their respective NEWMAC categories including Foultz, Boyle, senior Maya Savino (Killingworth, Conn.) and sophomore Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.)

  • Foultz finds herself within the top 10 of two categories consisting of points per game and total points.

  • The sophomore ranks eighth in points per game, averaging 13.1 a game and sits in third with 92 points.

  • Boyle leads the way in the defensive categories with 8.1 rebounds per game (6th), 57 total boards (3rd), averages 1.9 steals a game (T-7th) and is tied for 10th with Madden with .7 blocks per game.

  • Savino comes in the ninth spot in three-point percentage and cans 40.9% from beyond the arc.

 

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS

  • MIT posts a record of 3-2 through its first five contests and holds a 2-0 record against NEWMAC opponents with its most recent win coming on Saturday in a 63-24 victory over Mount Holyoke.

  • The Engineers post 63.8 points a game with a 41.7 field goal percentage and convert 27.3% of its shots from the perimeter and are 72.4% on the free throw line.

  • Taylor V'Dovec anchors the MIT offense and averages 14.4 points with Kara Holinski coming in behind with 12.4 a game and Kylie Gallagher with 10.4 points and also leads the defense with 7.4 boards.

  • MIT swept Emerson in the season series last year, grabbing a 75-40 win on the Engineers home court on November 30, 2016, before they snapped the 91-54 win on the Lions' hardwood on January 21, 2017.


SCOUTING THE GOLDEN BEARS

  • Western New England holds a record of 3-2 and are 1-1 in Commonwealth Coast Conference action and are coming off a 61-56 victory over Salve Regina this past Saturday afternoon.

  • Before coming to Boston, the Golden Bears have two contests against Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday and Eastern Connecticut State on Thursday.

  • Western New England cashes in 54.0 points a game with a 33.1% on the floor and convert 21.7% behind the three-point line and make 72.5% of its shots from the charity stripe.

  • Dorothy O'Neill paces the Golden Bear offense with 10.8 points per game, while Meghan Gihool pulls down an average of 7.8 boards per game.

  • Emerson and Western New England last met back on November 17, 2016, with the Golden Bears topping the Lions, 70-55.


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