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Women's Basketball Defeats Eastern Nazarene

Credit: Benny Guevara
Credit: Benny Guevara

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 81, Eastern Nazarene 74

Records: Emerson Lions (4-10); Eastern Nazarene Lions (12-2)

Location: Quincy, Mass. (Lahue Athletic Center)

Date: January 10, 2023

The Lead: The Emerson Lions Women's Basketball team was led by double-doubles by Chelsea Gibbons, Devin Hill, and Ella Bushee as they defeated the Lions of Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday evening at Lahue Athletic Center in Quincy, MA.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 


EMERSON

Chelsea Gibbons: 21 points and 11 rebounds

Devin Hill: 21 points and 10 rebounds

Ella Bushee: 16 points and 10 rebounds

 

EASTERN NAZARENE

Alondra Jiminez: 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists

Ashley Quigley: 15 points and 9 rebounds

Delaney Walker: 15 points and 4 assists

Anaira Ayala: 14 points

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The Lions offense struggled in the first quarter, only converting 6 0f 21 attempts (28.6%), including only converting one of eight three pointers. Senior Chelsea Gibbons kept Emerson close by dropping 7 of her game-high 21 points in the first 10 minutes.
  • Eastern Nazarene shot well from the field in the first quarter. Converting on eight of sixteen shots (50%), including knocking down three shots from behind the arc. Eastern Nazarene held a 20-14 lead after one quarter.
  • The second quarter saw Emerson's offense come to life; led by Sophomore Devin Hill. Hill dropped in 7 of her game-high 21 points to help bring Emerson to within four points of Eastern Nazarene. At the end of two quarters, Eastern Nazarene led by a score of 42-38.
  • Hill continued to light it up in the third quarter as she went 4-4 from the field, scoring 8 more points. Eastern Nazarene's Delaney Walker matched Hill with 8 points of her own, but Emerson was able to take a 61-60 lead after three quarters.
  • Gibbons again led Emerson in the fourth quarter, scoring 6 more points and pulling down 7 of her game-high 11 rebounds. Emerson outscored Eastern Nazarene 20-14 in the fourth quarter and 43-32 in the second half; helping them secure an 81-74 victory on Tuesday night.

 

UP NEXT

  • The Lions open their NEWMAC schedule as they head to Mount Holyoke on Saturday, January 14th for a 2pm tip off.