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Women's Basketball Captures Comeback Win Over Fisher, 64-57

Ava Salti
Ava Salti

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 64, Fisher 57

Records: Emerson Lions (3-8) ; Fisher Falcons (3-10)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: December 14, 2021

The Lead: With the help of three double-figure showings, including a leading 19-point effort from freshman Devin Hill, the Emerson women's basketball captured a comeback 64-57 victory over Fisher on Tuesday night to wrap the 2021 schedule down at Brown & Plofker Gym. 


INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Hill: 19 points
Carla Pelino: 15 points & two steals
Ava Salti: 10 points
Katie Beckmann: six rebounds
Annika Herbert: three assists & two blocks


FISHER

Alexia Mason: 18 points & 17 rebounds
Tatiana Bruno: 14 points & three assists
Naomi Mares: 13 points
Madison Kelley: one blocks
Shaniah Hazard & Jessica D'Amours: two steals


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Emerson led by as much as six to open the first ten minutes with the 12-6 lead at the four minute mark, but Fisher chipped away and locked the score at 12-all behind a 6-0 spurt. Freshman Mackenzie Bruno put up a free throw, which gave Emerson their last lead of the half at 16-14 with 45 seconds left. 
  • Fisher wrapped the quarter with a layup and triple in the final 30 seconds to give the visitors the three-point edge at 19-16. 
  • A perfect trip to the free throw tripe by Pelino pushed Emerson back within one at 19-18 as Fisher capitalized on several turnovers and missed shots by the Lions to sneak ahead by eight after a layup by Bruno. At 3:53, the score stood at 32-24 in favor of the Falcons. 
  • The closest Emerson was able to close within Fisher was six as the second frame closed with the Lions down six, 30-24. 
  • Emerson continued to play from behind for much of the third quarter and saw their biggest deficit come at 6:35 when Bruno banked a deep triple to ballon the Fisher lead to 11 at 37-26. 
  • From 4:21 to 2:58, Emerson rattled off six consecutive points to get back to a single digit deficit at five after sophomore Ella Bushee connected on a jumper.
  • Hill converted the last Lions bucket of the third with 1:09 on the clock as Mares and Bruno saw their shots drop to put Fisher up eight, 45-37, to end the third. 
  • Down by double-figures at 47-37 to start the fourth, the work of Hill and Pelino put six points on the board from 9:12 to 8:50 to get Emerson in striking distance at four at 47-43. 
  • The three-point line became vital down the stretch as sophomore Olivia Deslauriers and Salti used back-to-back shots from the arc as the Lions found themselves within one at 52-51 with 4:57 left in the fourth.
  • Fisher had no answers for Emerson's three's as Salti's next three from the top of the key dropped and propelled Emerson ahead, 54-52, for the first time since the opening quarter. 
  • After Salti's three, it was all Emerson as the Lions set off on a 5-0 spark to build onto their seven point lead with 1:28 on the clock. 
  • A pair of shots from the charity stripe by D'Amours kept the Falcons within three at 59-56, but Emerson was perfect on its last three trips to the line and iced the 64-57 comeback victory. 


UP NEXT 

  • Emerson plays one last out-of-conference matchup on January 8th at Rhode Island College at 1:00 p.m.