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Women's Basketball Defeats Mount Holyoke

Credit: Kayla Buck
Credit: Kayla Buck

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 69, Mount Holyoke 47

Records: Emerson Lions (5-10, NEWMCAC 1-0); Mount Holyoke (2-14, NEWMAC 0-1)

Location: South Hadley Mass. (Howard Gym)

Date: January 14, 2023

The Lead: The Emerson's Women's Basketball team was led by Senior Chelsea Gibbons' 18 points and 11 rebounds as they cruised to their first NEWMAC victory of the 2023 season over Mount Holyoke on Saturday afternoon.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 


EMERSON

Chelsea Gibbons: 18 points and 11 rebounds

Mackenzie Bruno: 7 points and 6 rebounds

Devin Hill: 9 points

Olivia Deslauriers: 9 points and 3 assists

 

MOUNT HOLYOKE

Cal McGonagle: 13 points and 11 rebounds

Kendall Maurer: 14 points 5 steals, and 4 rebounds

Emily Mock & Taryn White: 7 rebounds

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The Lions offense was hot from start to finish on Saturday afternoon. Led by Senior Chelsea Gibbons, Emerson took a 3-0 lead less than one minute into the game and never looked back.
  • The Lions converted 25 of 58 (43.1%) field goal attempts including 6 of 14 (42.9%) from three-point distance. Emerson's defense was also able to hold Mount Holyoke to 17 of 61 (27.9%) from the field including only converting 6 of 22 (27.3%) from three-point distance.
  • The Lions dominated the paint, outscoring Mount Holyoke 34 to 12 down low.
  • Emerson also got great contribution from their bench, outscoring Mount Holyoke's bench 22 to 7; including 7 points apiece from Sophomore's Mackenzie Bruno and Quinn O'Connor.
  • The Lions ultimately separated themselves and put the game out of reach in the thirst quarter. Entering the quarter with a 41-26 lead, Emerson outscored Mount Holyoke 18-8 in the frame, giving Emerson their largest lead of 27 points with :20 remaining in the quarter.
  • Mount Holyoke did outscore Emerson in the final 10 minutes by a score of 13-10, but the lead the Lions had built was too much to overcome as they secured a 69-47 victory on Saturday afternoon.

 

UP NEXT

  • The Lions have a quick turnaround as they hit the road to take on New England College on Monday January 16th; tipoff is set for 5pm.