Score: Suffolk 83, Emerson 64
Records: Emerson Lions (1-4) ; Suffolk Rams (2-1)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: November 17, 2022
The Lead: Junior Ella Bushee paced the Emerson women's basketball team with 17 points followed by an additional 10 points from sophomore Devin Hill and senior Chelsea Gibbons as the Lions fell to Suffolk, 83-64, on Thursday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Bushee: 17 points
Hill: 10 points, two blocks, five rebounds
Gibbons: 10 points, five assists, two steals
Olivia Deslauriers: two steals
Colby Guinta: 20 points, nine rebounds
Maddie Stewart: 19 points
Amanda DeAngelis: 12 points, three steals
Katie Kirsch: 10 points, two blocks
Mia Fantauzzi: four assists
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Just over two minutes past in the first before a triple from Colby Guinta broke the scoreless game and put Suffolk in front, but not before Emerson answered with a quick 4-0 spurt to give the Lions a four-point lead at 9-5.
- After Ainsling Crowley used a layup to level the score at 9-all at 3:14, three more lead changes occurred through the remaining three minutes.
- Bianca Benson nailed a deep three to tie the game up at 13-all, but Guinta's midrange jumper wrapped the first as the Lions trailed by two, 15-13.
- Emerson used buckets from Hill and sophomore Mackenzie Bruno to even the score twice in the first minute of the second before Suffolk connected on their next three shots to grab the five point lead at 23-18.
- The Lions were able to stay within single digits nearing the midway point of the frame, but a bucket from Maddie Mahoney kickstarted what would become a 15-4 streak.
- Emerson now faced their first double-figure deficit at 37-25 after Arlenis Veloz put up a layup at 2:53. Down the stretch, the Lions used Bruno's jumper and Bushee's free throw trips to stay within single digits and wrapped the first half down 41-32.
- The Lions continued to keep pace with the Rams as the visitors narrowly outscored the hosts, 21-20, in the third stanza.
- Down 53-39 at 4:28 of the frame, back-to-back triples from Gibbons and Deslauriers pulled Emerson back within eight at 53-45.
- Stewart connected on a three at the 1:49 mark to put Suffolk up 61-45, but Emerson answered 24 seconds later on their next possession with a 6-1 spurt to keep the Lions within 10 at 62-52.
- DeAngelis missed a jumper at the buzzer with the Lions down 10 going into the fourth.
- In the fourth frame, Emerson was held to a field goal percentage of 31.3 and converted five of their 16 attempts as Suffolk knocked down 50.0% of their shots as the Lions fell 83-64.
- Emerson makes their way to Bridgewater State for the BSU Cave Classic on Saturday, November 19th and take on Wellesley at 5:00 p.m.