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Women's Basketball falls to Babson in NEWMAC Quarterfinals, 73-49

Credit: Jon Endow
Credit: Jon Endow

THE BASICS 

Score: Babson 73, Emerson 49

Records: Emerson Lions (8-16, 4-6 NEWMAC); Babson Beavers (18-16, 8-1 NEWMAC)

Location: Babson Park, MA. (Staake Gymnasium)

Date: February 23, 2022

The Lead: Junior Chelsea Gibbons led all Lions with 18 points, but that was not enough as Emerson fell to Babson in the NEWMAC quarterfinals on Wednesday Night at Staake Gymnasium.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON 

Chelsea Gibbons: 18 points, 2 assists, 2 steals

Katie Beckmann: 8 points, 6 rebounds

Olivia Deslauriers: 7 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds


BABSON

Samantha Smith: 19 points, 6 rebounds

Megan Bauman: 13 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds

Anika Chinthakunta: 10 points

Camila Silk: 10 rebounds


HOW IT HAPPENED `

  • The first quarter was closely contested as Sophomore Olivia Deslauriers paced all scorers dropping in 7 points.
  • Babson would hold on to a slim lead for the majority of the first quarter until Freshman Mackenzie Bruno would sink a jumper with :2 remaining to put the Lions on top 16-15 to end the first quarter.
  • Babson's Samantha Smith would open the second quarter by scoring four of her game high 19 points as Babson would go on a 6-0 run to jump out to a 21-16 lead.
  • Senior Katie Beckmann would drill back-to-back jumpers to keep the Lions within striking distance.
  • Babson would lead by as many as 8 in the second quarter. Junior Chelsea Gibbons would sink a layup with 2:30 left in the half to bring the Lions within 6 points before Babson ended the second quarter with another 6-0; pushing their lead to 39-27 going into halftime.
  • Two Gibbons three-pointers would bring the Lions within 7 points with 5:10 remaining in the third quarter.
  • That would be as close as the Lions would get as Babson would go on a 13-0 run to close out the third quarter with a 56-36 lead.
  • The fourth quarter would see Babson outscore the Lions 17-13 as Babson would secure a 73-49 victory in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals.

UP NEXT

  • The Lions finish of the 2021-22 season with an 8-16 overall record while going 4-6 against NEWMAC competition. The Lions secured the #7 seed in the NEWMAC tournament as they have made the playoffs four consecutive seasons. The Lions are graduating two players and look to improve heading into the 2022-23 campaign.