Score: Emerson 59, Framingham St. 53
Records: Emerson Lions (8-5, 0-0 NEWMAC) ; Framingham St. Rams (8-5, 0-0 MASCAC)
Location: Framingham, Mass.
Date: January 7th, 2020
The Lead: The Emerson Women's Basketball opened up the new decade with a victory over the Framingham St. Rams on Tuesday night 59-53, behind a team high 16 points from senior Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Kate Foultz: 16 Points, 3 Steals, 1 Rebounds, 1 Block
Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.): 15 Points, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Block
Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.): 12 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 1 Block
Emily Velozo: 26 Points, 4 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 1 Steal
Mary Kate O'Day: 12 Points, 9 Rebounds, 3 Assists
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The teams opened up with a pair of three pointers each, with both teams connecting on two just two minutes into the first quarter. Two more three pointers by Velozo with a Boyle layup in between gave Framingham St. an early four point lead. The Rams held their four point lead for most of the quarter until a nine point run extended their lead to nine with under 30 seconds remaining the first frame. The Lions went into the first break down 21-12.
- Four more points to open up the quarter gave Framingham St. their biggest lead of the night at 13 points. Emerson came right back, spring the next seven points to cut the Rams lead to six. Framingham St. was able to bring their lead by to nine by the end of the quarter, giving the Lions the same deficit heading into halftime.
- Emerson came out firing in the second half, opening the third quarter on an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to three points. Emerson and Framingham St. continued to battle, trading baskets throughout the third frame. The Lins kept the gap within five points throughout. A Foultz three pointer with three ticks remaining in the quarter gave cut the lead to one point heading into the fourth quarter.
- Rachel Davey connected on a three pointer with just over seven minutes remaining in the game, giving Emerson their first lead at 47-45. The Lions connected on two more layups by Boyle and Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) before Davey connected on another three pointer to give the Lions their biggest lead of the night at 54-47 with just under five minutes remaining. Framingham scored the next four points, but a Foultz three pointer, her fourth of the night gave Emerson the 57-51 lead. Clydesdale connected on two free throws to ice the game, giving Emerson the 59-53 lead.
- The Lions are off until January 16th when they return home and welcome Fisher College to Brown & PLofker Gym at 7:00pm for their final non-conference game.