Women's Basketball at Babson*
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Babson Park, Mass. | Staake Gymnasium
Women's Basketball at MIT*
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Cambridge, Mass. | Rockwell Cage
Women's Basketball vs. Mount Holyoke*
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Boston, Mass. | Brown & Plofker Gym
BOSTON, Mass. - The Emerson women's basketball opened its 2019 campaign on a winning note and eye a packed week filled with a trio of NEWMAC opponents starting on Tuesday night over at Babson at 6:00 p.m. The Lions continue its road trip over at MIT come Thursday before heading back to Brown & Plofker on Saturday hosting Mount Holyoke at 1:00 p.m.
RINGING IN 2019 IN THE WIN COLUMN
- Emerson rang in the new year this past Saturday with a commanding 78-41 non-conference win over Simmons to put the Lions' record at 8-4 overall.
- The win saw three Lions boast double figures and were led by 14 points on 4-of-8 from sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) followed by junior Kate Foultz's (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 13 points and an additional 11 from junior Quinn Madden (Mokena, Ill.).
LIONS REPRESENT IN THE NEWMAC
- Five members of the Lions continue to make their marks within their respective offensive and defensive NEWMAC categories consisting of S. Boyle, seniors Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) and Natalie Busch (Weybridge, England), juniors Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and Madden and sophomore Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.).
- C. Boyle: 13.8 points per game (6th), 63.7 field goal percentage (1st), 72.9 free throw percentage (10th), .8 blocks (7th)
- S. Boyle: 46.2 three-point percentage (2nd), 1.4 blocks (tied 2nd)
- Clydesdale: 45.2 three-point percentage (3rd)
- Toner: 43.8 three-point percentage (4th)
- Busch: 41.5 three-point percentage
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
- Winners of its last eight consecutive games, Babson's overall record currently stands at 10-2 with a 4-1 NEWMAC record after fending off Clark on Saturday to extend its streak.
- The Beavers last loss came back on December 1, 2018 in an 86-62 setback to Smith.
- Through 12 games, Babson averages 73.0 points per game with a 42.4 field goal percentage along with converting 32.3% beyond the arc and can 44.3.% on the free throw line.
- An 18-9 / 13-3 2017 season took Babson all the way to the NEWMAC Semifinals where the Beavers were taken down by WPI, 64-56.
- Babson shows off three players averaging double figures anchored by 14.9 from Payton Ouimette with Emily Bonifacic joining with 10.8 and Katherine Tamulioni rounding out the trio at 10.5.
- Ouitmette finishes off her double-double pulling down 12.6 rebounds per game while Bonifacic cans 53.2% from the field and 81.1% on the charity stripe.
- Emerson trails the all-time series vs. Babson, having lost the last nine meetings against the Beavers dating back to 2013-14 including a NEWMAC Quarterfinal setback in 2017.
SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
- MIT is riding a lengthy win streak of their own at six games after they extended it with a 67-54 win over Smith last Saturday.
- Before facing Emerson on Thursday, MIT will take to the parquet against Wheaton (Mass.).
- The Engineers boast 71.0 points a game while converting 43.1% from the court to go along with shooting 35.9% on the perimeter and 72.4% on the free throw line.
- MIT knocked off WPI in the NEWMAC Championship to claim the crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they were edged 58-54 by Marymount (Va.) in the first round.
- Kara Holinski and Taylor V'Dovec pace MIT with 11.1 and 10.7 points per game as Holinski registers a three-point percentage of 42.0% and 1.8 steals.
- Kylie Gallagher anchors the Engineers on the defensive side, collecting 7.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while shooting 50.6% from the floor, while Dolly Yuan converts 78.9% on the free throw line and dishes out 3.5 assists.
- The last meeting between Emerson and MIT came back on December 6, 2017 where the Lions were on the wrong side of a 71-48 loss.
SCOUTING THE LYONS
- Emerson's final NEWMAC showdown of the week has them hosting Mount Holyoke, who is in search of its first win at 0-13.
- The Lyons most recently suffered a setback to WPI this past Saturday to put its NEWMAC record at 0-5.
- Within its first 13 games, Mount Holyoke averages 39.2 points per game on a 28.7 field goal percentage while shooting 20.2% beyond the perimeter and 54.1% on the charity line.
- Mount Holyoke was held winless in 2017 and finished at 0-24 / 0-16 NEWMAC with Emerson handing the Lyons two setbacks on January 9, 2018 and February 10.
- Shooting 35.1% and canning 12.9 points per game has Annika Brooks powering the Mount Holyoke offense, as well as the defense with 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.
- Mikayla McEwan knocks down 55.6% of her triples while Katlyn Grover cans 84.6% from the free throw line.
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