Score: Rhode Island College 67, Emerson 38
Records: Emerson Lions (3-10) ; Rhode Island College Anchormen (12-2)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: January 7, 2023
The Lead: Junior Ella Bushee paced the Emerson women's basketball team with eight points and sophomore Devin Hill collected seven boards as the Lions fell to Rhode Island College, 67-38, on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Bushee: eight points, three assists
Olivia Deslauriers: seven points
Carla Pelino: seven points
Devin Hill: seven rebounds, two blocks
Chelsea Gibbons: three assists
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
Madison Medbury: 10 points, two assists
Neleesha Meunier: eight rebounds
Antonia Corisinetti: two assists
Angelina Nardolillo & Jeniyah Jones: three steals
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Hill tallied Emerson's first bucket 17 seconds into the first quarter, which was the last basket the Lions would record over the next four minutes. In that span, Rhode Island put together an 8-0 spurt to grab the 8-2 lead.
- With the help of a triple from Gibbons, Emerson closed the margin down to three at 10-7. Three would be the closest the Lions would come to the Anchormen for the remainder of regulation.
- Emerson missed their final three shots through the last 2:10 of the first and went into the second quarter down nine at 16-7.
- 57 seconds into the second saw Emerson's deficit reach double-figures at 14 (21-17) before a triple from junior Ava Salti and pull-up jumper from Pelino inched the Lions back within nine (21-12).
- After Emerson got back within single digits, the Anchormen rang off an 8-0 run to put the hosts deficit up to 17 (29-12). Bushee and Pelino put up two layups in the final 1:53 as Emerson entered halftime down 13 (29-16).
- In the third frame, Emerson was outscored, 21-13, and converted 41.7% of shots from the field as Deslauriers paced the pack with seven points. The Lions were narrowly out rebounded, 9-7, but trailed 50-28 at the end of the stanza.
- Five Lions tallied baskets within the fourth with sophomore Bianca Benson's quarter-leading three points as the Lions were outscored, 17-9. Emerson could not catch Rhode Island and fell by the score of 67-38.
- Emerson stays local with one last out-of-league slate before NEWMAC play on Tuesday, January 10th over at Eastern Nazarene with tip-off set for 5:00 p.m.