Bears Fall to Lions in NEWMAC Action

Bears Fall to Lions in NEWMAC Action

BOSTON, Mass. - Three different players scored in double figures, as Emerson topped Coast Guard 78-51 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Saturday afternoon.

With the loss, the Bears fall to 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the conference while the Lions move to 6-10 on the season and 4-5 in the NEWMAC.

For the second time in the last three games, Freshman Brenna Farrington came off the bench to lead all scorers with 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Junior Micaela Martinelli had 11 points with eight rebounds while sophomore Laura Irish finished with nine points and four rebounds.

Freshman Sam Boyle scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists for Emerson while juniors Natalie Busch and Charlie Boyle each matched her with 11 points of their own. Senior Eastin Ashby finished the game with nine points.

Coast Guard held a five point lead at the end of the first quarter (15-10), before the Lions came storming back in the second outscoring the Bears 25-11. Boyle and Ashby both had seven points in the second quarter giving Emerson a 35-26 lead at the half.

The Lions kept control of the game in the second half outscoring Coast Guard 43-25 and completing their fourth conference win of the season 78-51.

The Bears made 16-62 (25.8%) from the floor and shot 16.7% (5-30) from three. Coast Guard received more than half their points from their bench, which poured in 31.

Emerson shot 45.3% (29-64) overall and made 9-19 (47.4%) from three. The Lions held a heavy advantage in the paint outscoring the Bears 34-14.

The Bears are back in action on Wednesday, January 24th, when they travel to Kings Point, New York to take on rival Merchant Marine. Opening tip is 6:00 pm.

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