Score: Emerson 90, Lasell 51
Records: Emerson Lions (9-13, 6-7 NEWMAC) ; Lasell Lasers (3-18, 1-12 GNAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Lead: Led by 13 points from junior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and two more double figure efforts from sophomore Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) and junior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England), the Emerson women's basketball team picked up a 90-51 out of conference victory over the Lasell Lasers on Thursday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Boyle finished with 13 points on 5-of-11 along with eight boards and a steal and was a perfect 3-for-3 at the free-throw line.
- Busch put up 12 points in the win and went 4-for-8 on the perimeter, while Madden rounded out the scoring leaders with 10 points.
- Sophomore Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) pulled down a Lions best 10 boards as she and senior Maya Savino (Killingsworth, Conn.) were each credited with six assists and senior Eastin Ashby (Pittston, Penn.) had three steals.
- Leading all scorers on the stat sheet was Morgan Church, who canned 19 points for Lasell to go along with six assists, while Dana Ross had 12 rebounds, Jamie Caron and Brianna Hoddman each registered one steal and Tehja Kerr had one block.
- Emerson shot 45.5% from the floor (35-77) to go along with a 50.0% effort on the perimeter and were 100% on the charity line.
- Lasell finished the night shooting 31.5% from the field (17-54) with a three-point percentage of 22.2% (6-27) and were 11-of-22 from the charity line (50.0%).
- The Lions heavily out rebounded the Lasers (54-31) and in assists (30-11) and turned 15 Lasers turnovers into 13 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Within the opening 20 minutes, Emerson shot 47.5% from the field with Lasell shooting a mere 20.8% and found themselves up 47-16 at the conclusion of the half.
- Lasell held Emerson scoreless through the first two minutes of the opening frame to take a 4-0 lead and held the two-point advantage (9-7) until the 4:11 mark when Church put in both her free throws.
- After Foultz put up a layup that squared the score at 9-all, the Lasers were able to reclaim a one point lead (12-11) on a long range basket from Taylor Hughey.
- Hughey's triple was Lasell's final basket of the quarter as Emerson embarked on an 8-0 run, including a pair of triples from Foultz, through the final 1:46 and began to extend its lead to seven at 19-12.
- The Lasers tallied a mere four points as the Lions outscored the visitors 28-4 through the second stanza and ballooned its lead into the 30s.
- Freshman Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.) connected for a pair of deep three's at the start of the second quarter as Emerson began to distance themselves away from Lasell, bumping its lead into double figures at 13 (25-12).
- The Lasers put in its first basket since 1:58 of the first quarter on a shot from the charity line from Church with 7:49 on the clock.
- Emerson capitalized on Lasell's cold shooting and surged for a 18-2 run through the midst of the second stanza to up its lead into the 20s.
- Church put up the Lasers final point at the free throw line before Madden and freshman Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) cashed in a pair of layups to seal Emerson's 47-16 lead going into the half.
- Emerson outscored Lasell 45-35 through the second half, despite the Lasers outscoring the Lions 24-17 in the final frame, to cruise to the 90-51 win.
- Emerson steps back into NEWMAC play on Saturday, February 10 and will face Mount Holyoke at 1:00 p.m.
- Lasell also return to conference play and will take on Saint Joseph (Conn.) on Saturday as well at 2:00 p.m.
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