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Women's Basketball Slips To Wesleyan (Conn.), 68-53

Women's Basketball Slips To Wesleyan (Conn.), 68-53

THE BASICS 

Score: Wesleyan (Conn.) 68, Emerson 53

Records: Emerson Lions (2-3) ; Wesleyan (Conn.) Cardinals (5-0)

Location: Middletown, Conn. (Silloway Gymnasium)

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Lead: Junior Ashley Toner (Barnegat, N.J.) canned a game high 16 points followed by 10 points from both senior Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and junior Rachel Davey (Saratoga, Calif.), but the Emerson women's basketball slipped in a 68-53 loss to Wesleyan (Conn.) to wrap tournament play on Saturday afternoon. 


ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Amina Wiley - Mitchell
Jiyan Chae - Wellesley
Rachel Davey - Emerson
Ashley Toner - Emerson
Emma Roush - Wesleyan
Katy O'Connor - Wesleyan 


INSIDE THE NUMBERS
 

EMERSON

Points:
Toner (16), Clydesdale & Davey (10) 
Assists: Davey (5)
Rebounds: Quinn Madden (8)
Steals: Clydesdale, Davey & Madden (2)
Blocks: Davey, Madden & Sam Boyle (1)


WESLEYAN (CONN.) 

Points: Emma Roush (16), Katy O'Connor (14) & Marina Petruzzi (11) 
Assists: Caleigh Ryan (5)
Rebounds: Ryan (12)
Steals: Maddie Clark (4)
Blocks: Ryan & O'Connor (2)


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Trailing by three with under four minutes to play in the first, Boyle knocked down a shot from downtown to knot the score at 10-all. 
  • Wesleyan outscored Emerson down the stretch, 8-3, and were able to build a three point lead over the Lions to wrap the first on Heidi Scarth's layup (16-13).
  • Toner connected for a deep three-point bucket with 5:28 remaining in the second stanza to push Emerson back in front. 
  • A little less than two minutes later, the Lions offense extended their advantage to six following Madden's jumper, which capped off a lengthy 13-2 stretch. 
  • Wesleyan responded with a 9-0 run that was snapped by Madden's triple with 10 seconds left in the half to level the score at 29-29. 
  • Emerson put up the second half's first basket to regain a lead, but the hosts answered with a 6-0 spurt and grabbed a lead that they would not relinquish. 
  • Roush hit back-to-back threes followed by a layup in the closing minutes of the third quarter to give Wesleyan a 49-38 advantage. 
  • Emerson came up with a 5-0 run to wrap the third, but a basket by Petruzzi with three seconds left gave the Cardinals an eight point lead going into the fourth (51-43). 
  • The Lions pulled within four following another trey from Toner at the 6:47 mark, which was the closest they would come within the Cardinals. 
  • Wesleyan came up with an 11-0 streak capped off by a layup by Ava Tompkins at the 2:48 mark and gave the Cardinals a 15-point lead to put the ice the game. 


UP NEXT

  • Emerson plays host to crosstown foe Emmanuel (Mass.) on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Wesleyan gets back in action on Tuesday, November 16 as it hosts The City College of New York at 7:00 p.m. 

 

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