Score: Emerson 75, Mount Holyoke 35
Records: Emerson Lions (17-8, 11-5 NEWMAC) ; Mount Holyoke Lyons (1-24, 0-15 NEWMAC)
Location: South Hadley, Mass. (Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium)
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Lead: Junior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) paced the Emerson women's basketball team with 10 points as all 10 players on the stat sheet recorded at least six points in the Lions' 75-35 regular season finale win over Mount Holyoke on Saturday afternoon. The win caps a six game win streak and officially punches a ticket to the postseason for the second straight season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Clydesdale led Emerson with 10 points off the bench along with five boards followed by junior Kate Foultz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) adding nine points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block.
- Sophomore Sam Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.) also contributed nine points, four boards, an assist, a game-high three steals and a block, while three other Lions added eight points, including senior Charlie Boyle (Scotts Valley, Calif.).
- Katlyn Grover recorded a game-high 15 points to match three rebounds, three assists and a steal, while Zahkeyah Allen had five points, one rebounds, an assist and two steals and Julia Grey pulled down a team-best five boards.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson opened the first half with a commanding lead, holding Mount Holyoke to a mere eight points while the Lions posted 34 points of their own.
- Leading the stat sheet within the opening 20 minutes were sophomore Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.) and Foultz, who each recorded four points in the first and second frames.
- The Lions saw Clydesdale come off the bench within the third and dropped in six points in addition to buckets from six other players.
- Mount Holyoke countered with Grover sinking eight points of her own, including a perfect 2-for-2 showing from three-point range, but Emerson remained ahead with the 58-22 advantage going into the fourth.
- The hosts gained some momentum within the fourth stanza as four players put up points, but six points off the bench for freshman Julia Mallon (Katonah, N.Y.) helped Emerson maintain control for the victory.
- Emerson's regular season has concluded and awaits to find out its seeding in the NEWMAC tournament tomorrow afternoon.
- Mount Holyoke's season has ended.
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