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Women's Basketball opens NEWMAC competition with 69-44 win over Mount Holyoke

Photo Credit: Kayla Buck
Photo Credit: Kayla Buck

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson Lions 69, Mount Holyoke 44

Records: Emerson Lions (4-9, 1-0 NEWMAC); Mount Holyoke (3-10, 0-1 NEWMAC)

Location: Boston, MA

Date: January 15, 2022

The Lead: Led by Ella Bushee's game-high 16 points, the Lions had four players in double figures as they push past Mount Holyoke to open their NEWMAC schedule on Saturday afternoon.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Ella Bushee: 16 points, 6 rebounds

Chelsea Gibbons: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists

Olivia Deslauriers: 13 points, 5 assists, 4 steals

Carla Pelino: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals


Mount Holyoke

Marley Berano:15 points, 3 assists

Annika Brooks: 11 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists

Cal McGonagle: 8 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The tightly contested first half saw 8 lead changes as Mount Holyoke and Emerson traded baskets.
  • Mount Holyoke took an 18-17 lead with 6:23 remaining in the first half when Marley Berano drilled a mid-range jumper. This would be the last lead for Mount Holyoke as Ella Bushee gave the Lions the lead back with 5:12 remaining in the first half.
  • Mount Holyoke would tie the game at 23-23 with 2:23 remaining in the half before Emerson went on an 8-0 to end the half giving the Lions a 31-23 lead heading into the locker room.
  • The Lions stayed hot into the second half as they extended their lead to 18 points when Carla Pelino sank a layup giving the Lions a 41-23 lead with 7:54 remaining in the third quarter.
  • Emerson continued to stay hot in the fourth quarter shooting 60% from the field and 50% from behind the 3-point line.
  • Olivia Deslauriers extended Emerson's lead to 21 with a layup at the 6:49 mark in the fourth quarter.
  • Ella Bushee and Chelsea Gibbons would both chip in 6 fourth quarter points as the Lions would secure the victory 69-44.


UP NEXT 

  • Emerson heads out on the road to face NEWMAC opponent Wheaton (MA) on Wednesday, January 19th at 6pm.