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Women's Basketball Falls to Bridegwater State on Day Two of BSU Cave Classic

Credit: Kayla Buck
Credit: Kayla Buck


Score: Bridgewater State 93 Emerson 58

Records: Emerson Lions (1-6); Bridgewater State Bears (5-0)

Location: Bridgewater, MA (Tinsley Center)

Date: November 20, 2022

The Lead: The Lions had three players score in double-figures, but a strong second half by Bridgewater State  gave the Bears a 93-58 victory over the Emerson Women's Basketball team on day two of the BSU Cave Classic.




Chelsea Gibbons: 13 points and 6 rebounds

Olivia Deslauriers: 13 points and 3 assists

Ella Bushee: 10 points and 6 rebounds

Mackenzie Bruno: 9 rebounds



Sydney Bradbury: 20 points, 6 steals, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds

Sophie Gaucher: 15 points and 9 rebounds

Caroline Tripp: 15 points

Kylee Piche: 11 points



  • The Lions were led by Senior Chelsea Gibbons and Junior Olivia Deslauriers who scored 13 points apiece. Junior Ella Bushee also contributed 10 points while Sophomore Mackenzie Bruno pulled down 9 rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench.
  • Bridgewater State's Sydney Bradbury led all scorers with 20 points and filled the stat sheet by adding 6 steals, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.
  • The Bears led 40-31 in a first half which saw the Lions commit 18 of the 28 total turnovers. The Lions connected on 47.8% (11-23) of their field goals attempts and went 3-for-7 (42.9%) from behind the arc and 6-for-9 (66.7%) at the charity stripe. The Bears shot 41.7% (15-36) over the first 20 minutes and converted on 9 of 15 (60%) free throw attempts.
  • The second half saw the Bears pull away, outscoring the Lions by a score of 53-27. The Bears would string together a 17-4 run and would not allow the Lions to get any closer than 19 points after the run.
  • The Bears ultimately came away with a victory by a score of 93-58 and improved to 5-0 on the season while Emerson falls to 1-6.


The Lions stay on the road as they visit Endicott on Tuesday, November 22 at 5pm.