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Women's Basketball Suffers Setback At WPI

Women's Basketball Suffers Setback At WPI


Score: WPI 76, Emerson 46

Records: Emerson Lions (7-10, 3-1 NEWMAC) ; WPI Engineers (15-2, 4-1 NEWMAC)

Location: Worcester, Mass. (Harrington Auditorium) 

Date: January 30, 2022

The Lead: The Emerson women's basketball team, who was led by sophomore Olivia Deslaurier's 13 points, saw their four-game win streak get snapped at the hands of a 76-46 setback to WPI on Sunday afternoon at Harrington Auditorium. 



Deslauriers: 13 points & two assists
Chelsea Gibbons: five rebounds & two assists 
Katie Beckmann: three blocks
Mackenzie Bruno: two steals


Melanie Presseau: 13 points
Alex Scariati: 11 points, seven assists, two steals & two blocks
Emily Raynowska: 11 points
Jordan Wynn: six rebounds & two steals


  • WPI opened the first 10 minutes with a quick 6-0 spurt before Emerson got their offense rolling. After sophomore Ella Bushee registered a jumper for the Lions' first basket, the visitors pulled within one when Gibbons saw her triple drop through to put the score at 8-7. 
  • Down 11-7, Emerson responded and leveled the score at 11-all on junior Carla Pelino's back-to-back perfect trips to the charity line. 
  • Emerson managed to inch back to a two-point deficit at 15-13 thanks to Gibbons' free throws, but it was WPI's Kara O'Neil who put the Engineers on top 17-13 on a last second layup to wrap the first. 
  • The second quarter saw Emerson get outscore 28-11 as WPI held the Lions to shooting just 33.3% from the field as Deslauriers paced the team with seven points. 
  • Emerson took 11 shots within the third quarter and went 4-for-11 for 11 points as Deslaurier once again led the way with six points and an assist as the frame. 
  • The fourth quarter was the only quarter where Emerson was able to outscore WPI, this time at 11-10, and got six points from freshman Quinn O'Connor and four more from classmate Mackenzie Bruno
  • WPI took to the free throw stripe in their final possession as Emerson fell to the Engineers, 76-46. 



  • Emerson comes back to Boston for the start of a two-game home stand on Wednesday, February 3rd and will play host to Babson at 7:00 p.m.