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Weekly Preview: Women's Basketball Kicks Off NEWMAC Schedule

Weekly Preview: Women's Basketball Kicks Off NEWMAC Schedule

Women's Basketball vs. Wellesley* 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 
Boston, Mass. | Brown & Plofker Gym 
7:00 p.m. 
Live Stats


Women's Basketball vs. WPI *
Saturday, December 1, 2018 
Worcester, Mass. | Harrington Auditorium

2:00 p.m. 
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BOSTON, Mass. - The Emerson women's basketball enters a quiet week after the holiday layoff with a pair of games and eyes the start of NEWMAC play Wednesday night against Wellesley at 7:00 p.m. before hitting the road on Saturday over at WPI at 1:00 p.m.


REWIND BEFORE THE BREAK

  • Emerson had a short week last week following a busy weekend of the Tip Off Tournament with one non conference tilt against Wentworth on Tuesday night. 
  • The Lions used 16 points from both sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and junior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) to propel the hosts to a 91-43 triumph over the visiting Leopards. 
  • The win sent Emerson into the holiday break with an overall record of 3-2 through five games. 


LIONS IN THE NEWMAC 

  • As a team through five games, Emerson has racked up a conference best 43.5% field goal percentage and sits second with 71.8 points per game, 18.8 assists and shoot 32.8% from the arc. 
  • The Lions have five players on its roster who sit amongst the top-10 in both defensive and offensive categories within the NEWMAC including senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.), S. Boyle, sophomore Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.), junior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.) and senior Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England). 
  • C. Boyle sits atop the leaderboard with a 71.1% field goal percentage followed by 77 points (2nd) on 15.4 points per game (3rd) and blocks .8 shots a contest (7th). 
  • S. Boyle finds herself in the top of categories on both sides of the ball including seventh with 634 total points, eighth in three-point percentage (43.8%) and 10th in rebounds (6.8), points per game (12.6), and total rebounds (34). 
  • Toner's conversion of 61.1% beyond the perimeter not only ranks her third in the NEWMAC, but sits 11th in Division III, and is tied seventh with a 50.0% field goal percentage. 
  • Madden dishes out a team-best and conference second best 4.4 assists per game along with 1.0 blocks (3rd) and is joined by Busch in the eighth spot with 3.2 assists.

 

CLYDESDALE TABBED NEWMAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK 

  • Helping lead Emerson to its third victory of the season over Wentworth behind a 16 point night including a 3-of-5 showing on the perimeter tabbed Clydesdale as the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Offensive Player of the Week. 
  • This is the first time Clydesdale has been given the accolade and was also named Lion of the Week for action within November 19th-26th. 


SCOUTING THE BLUE 

  • Wellesley enters Wednesday's contest posting an overall record of 3-1 after suffering its first setback on Sunday at Worcester State, 55-36. 
  • This will be the first of two meetings between Wellesley and Emerson with the next coming on December 5. 
  • The Blue averages 51.8 points through four games, shooting 39.5% from the field go along with a 33.3% three-point percentage and convert 48.8% on the free throw line while they pull down 35.3 boards and hand out 13.0 assists. 
  • Wellesley finished its 2017 campaign at 9-14 and held a 6-10 record within the NEWMAC as the Blue went 1-1 against Emerson in the season series. 
  • Emily Kopp runs the Blue offense as she cans 53.1% of her shots with Kendall You Mak dominating the perimeter shooting 75.0% and Caitlin Agiurre putting up a team-high 14.5 points per game. 
  • Alyssa Cho serves as the rim protector with 6.3 rebounds a game and sends down .8 blocks as Aguirre hands out 4.0 assists and You Mak rounding out the defensive leaders with 2.5 takeaways. 


SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS 

  • Before their NEWMAC opening game at Wheaton (Mass.) on Wednesday night, WPI's current overall record stands at 4-1 with its most recent win coming against Nichols last Tuesday.
  • WPI has found early success on its home court of Harrington Auditorium with a 3-0 record. Sp
  • On average, WPI cans 56.0 points per game on a field goal percentage of 40.4% while they convert 33.9% of its triples and 64.1% at the charity stripe to go along with pulling down 36.2 boards and dish out 11.8 assists. 
  • A narrow loss to MIT in the NEWMAC Championship game wrapped WPI's 2017 season at 22-6 with a 13-3 record vs. conference opponents. 
  • Emerson and WPI finished out last season's series with the Engineers taking the win in a February 17th meeting by a score of 58-47. 
  • Spencer Vinson paces WPI on both ends with 10.8 points per game to go and pulls down an average 8.8 rebounds a game to go along with her .8 blocks. 
  • Sarah Doherty converts 60.0% on the floor while Bailey Savage commands the arc with a long range percentage of 55.6% and Caitlin Boermeester leads the defense with 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals. 


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