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Women's Basketball falls short 65-62 at Emmanuel

Photo Credit: Kayla Buck
Photo Credit: Kayla Buck

THE BASICS 

Score: Emmanuel 65, Emerson 62

Records: Emerson Lions (2-8, 0-0 NEWMAC) ; Emmanuel Saints (5-1, 0-0 MASCAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. (JYC Gymnasium/Andy Yosinoff Court)

Date: December 7, 2021

The Lead: A team-high 16 points from Sophomore Annika Herbert wasn't enough as Emmanuel Graduate Student Jamad Fiin drilled the game winning three-pointer with under two minutes remaining to push the Saints past Emerson 65-62.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON 

Annika Herbert: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals

Devin Hill: 14 points, 6 rebounds

Carla Pelino: 10 points, 4 assists


EMMANUEL

Loredana D'Agostino: 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals

Jamad Fiin: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Olivia Matela: 14 points, 3 rebounds


HOW IT HAPPENED `

  • The Lions owned the first half as Sophomore Ava Salti led the Lions with 9 first quarter points on 3-5 shooting from behind the three-point line. After closing the first quarter out with a two-point lead, Emerson opened the second quarter with a 7-0 run in the first 1:19 to extend their lead to 23-14. Freshman Devin Hill led all scorers in the second quarter pouring in 8 of her 14 points.
  • Emmanuel closed to within five, but another Emerson run, this one of 6-0, boosted the Lions advantage to 33-22. The Saints closed the gap to seven by halftime to trail 39-32.
  • Emmanuel came out strong in the second half, erasing a seven-point halftime deficit thanks to a 7-0 run to tie the game at 39-39. The Saints led by as many as four in the quarter, but a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Lions sophomore Annika Hebert set up an exciting fourth quarter with the Saints leading 51-50
  • Emmanuel charged to their largest lead to open the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run giving the Saints a 61-50 lead with 7:07 to go.
  • The Lions were facing their largest deficit of the night down 11 points with 7:07 reaming in the game. The Lions were quick to respond with an 11-1 run to tie the score 62-62 with two minutes remaining.
  • Tied at 62-62 with under two minutes remaining, Emmanuel's Graduate Student Jamad Fiin drained a three pointer, which would ultimately be the difference as the Saints defense held on for a 65-62 victory.

UP NEXT

  • The Lions return home for a game against Mitchell on Saturday, December 11 at 1:00pm.