Score: MIT 71, Emerson 46
Records: Emerson Lions (2-6, 0-3 NEWMAC) ; MIT Engineers (4-2, 3-0 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson women's basketball team squandered a 71-46 setback to the MIT Engineers in NEWMAC (New England Women's And Men's Conference) action on Wednesday night with freshman Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) pouring in a team-best 12 points.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Boyle paced Emerson's offense, going 6-for-15 from the floor, with 12 points and pulled down a team-best nine rebounds.
- Senior Eastin Ashby (Pittston, Penn.) led with four assists, while Boyle and freshman Sophia Detweiler (West Chester, Penn.) each blocked one shot and three Lions had one steal apiece.
- Jocelyn Luizzi led all scorers with 17 points and finished 7-for-14 on the hardwood with three steals, while three more Engineers collected double figures including Dolly Yuan (13), Taylor D'Vovec (11) and Kara Holinski and Kylie Gallagher each recording 10.
- D'Vovec also had nine rebounds as Yuan was credited with six assists and Gallagher had one block.
- Emerson shot 34.5% from the floor (20-58) while they converted 3-of-12 from the perimeter (25.0%) and made 71.4% of its shots on the charity line (5-7).
- MIT had 46.2% of its shots fall through while shooting 18.8% behind the three point line (3-16) and were 8-of-12 on the free throw stripe (66.7%).
- Emerson beat MIT on the glass (39-37), while the Engineers topped the Lions in the paint (42-20) and second chance points (11-9).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After a trey from Kristen Ngan at 4:21 of the opening stanza, MIT held the game's first lead of seven at 10-3.
- Emerson canned the next six points and withered MIT's lead over the Lions to one (10-9) after Detweiler put in a lay-up at 3:13.
- The Engineers used the final 2:43 of the first to venture into double figures at 11 (20-9) with the visitors surging a 9-0 spurt that was capped off by Luizzi's trey.
- MIT dominated the second quarter, shooting 55.3% from the floor and held Emerson to a mere 35.7% to give the Engineers a commanding 46-24 lead over the Lions.
- The visitors cashed in the third quarter's first two points on Dolly Yuan's layup at 9:13 before the Engineers went cold and had the Lions wither away their extensive deficit over the next four minutes.
- Starting at the 6:28 mark, Emerson kickstarted an 11-3 spurt to push the Lions within 16 (51-35), including seven points from freshman Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.).
- Luizzi stepped to the charity stripe and converted the third's final points as MIT maintained an 18-point cushion going into the fourth at 53-35.
- Emerson drained its first three shots to open the fourth as freshman Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) put up four points and Boyle put in a lay-up to close the Lions its closest deficit of 12 (53-41).
- After Ashby drew a foul and collected the and-one, Emerson maintained within a steady distance of 13 (59-46) with 5:23 on the clock.
- MIT answered at 4:54 with the next 12 points to balloon its advantage up to 25 (71-46) on a trey from V'Dovec as the Engineers handed the Lions the 71-46 setback.
- Emerson plays its final home game of its 2017 schedule with an out of conference matchup against Western New England on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m.
- MIT steps out of conference play for the remainder of 2017 with a non conference meeting against Framingham State at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12 at home.
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