Score: Emerson 87, Mount Holyoke 31
Records: Emerson Lions (11-5, 2-0 NEWMAC) ; Mount Holyoke (1-16, 0-2 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Lead: The Emerson Women's Basketball Team continued their strong start to conference play with a victory over the Mount Holyoke Lyons backed by a 20 point performance from Natalie Clydesdale (Pittsburgh, Penn.) and 16 points from Chloe Allen (Switzerland).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Points: Ellie Hayward 13, Kyra Sanborn-Burch 10
Assists: Maria Lucia-Delgado 2
Rebounds: Annika Brooks
Steals: Mikayla McEwen 3
Blocks: Hayward 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson opened up the scoring in the fist quarter, scoring seven quick points behind a 5-0 from from Clydesdale, forcing Mount Holyoke into an early timeout. The Lyons scored a quick basket before Emerson went on a 9-1 run to take a double digit lead early at 16-3. The Lions continued to build on their lead with an 11 point quarter from Clydesdale, taking a 17 point lead into the second quarter at 26-9.
- Mount Holyoke opened up the second quarter on a 7-2 run behind , cutting the Emerson lead to 12 at 28-16. Emerson rattled off nine straight points from here, headlined by a Julia Mallon three pointer to open up their biggest lead of the night at 21. The teams traded baskets to close out the first half, with Emerson leading by 22 at 43-21.
- The Lions came out firing in the second half, opening up the half on a 17-3 run with Clydesdale converting on two fast break layups. Emerson contained to hold their lead throughout the third quarter, taking a 63-28 lead into the fourth quarter.
- Emerson held their lead, with every player who was active for the game getting on the scoresheet. Thee Lions took down Mount Holyoke with a final score of 87-31, and are tied with Springfield for the conference lead.
- Emerson plays their first non-conference game away from Brown & Plofker Gym on Saturday when they travel to New London, Conn. to take on the Coast Guard Academy Bears at 1:00pm.
- Mount Holyoke welcomes Springfield for a NEWMAC contest on Saturday at 1:00pm.