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Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Emerson

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Emerson

Women's Basketball vs. Emerson
Tuesday, January 8 | 6 p.m.
Babson Park, Mass. | Staake Gymnasium

THE SERIES
• Babson and Emerson will meet for the 10th time in a series that dates back to 2014 on Tuesday night. The Beavers are 9-0 all-time against the Lions, which includes eight double-digit victories.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Katherine Tamulionis scored 17 of her career-high 19 points in the first half as third-seeded Babson College shot 53.1 percent on its way to defeating sixth-seeded Emerson College, 85-57, in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal on February 21, 2018, at Staake Gymnasium.
• Brenna LeGacy '18 finished with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, while senior Payton Ouimette added 10 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Beavers. Junior Quinn Madden scored 12 points to lead the Lions.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
• Emerson (8-4, 3-1 NEWMAC) is looking for their second straight win after beating Simmons, 78-41, on Saturday.
• Sophomore Sam Boyle had a team-high 14 points, Kate Foultz came off the bench to score 13, and Madden added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Lions, who led 46-15 at the half.
• Senior Charlie Boyle (13.8 reb, 4.6 reb) is shooting a NEWMAC-best 63.7 percent, junior Natalie Clydesdale (10.4 pts, 6.5 reb) leads the team in rebounds, while Sam Boyle (10.3 pts, 5.4 reb) ranks second in the league shooting 46.2 percentage from beyond the arc.
• Emerson is shooting 42.6 percent from the floor and forces 19.3 turnovers per game. 

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (10-2, 4-1 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to eight with a 75-67 victory at Clark on Saturday.
• Ouimette scored 20 points and pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds, while senior Téa Spellacy and junior Emily Bonifacic added 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the Beavers used a 20-7 second-half run to pull away.
• Ouimette (14.9 pts, 12.6 reb) ranks second in the NEWMAC and 19th in Division III in rebounding, Bonifacic (10.8 pts, 6.3 reb) is shooting 53.2 percent, and Tamulionis is averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 rebounds, and Bonifacic (10.8 pts, 6.3 reb) is shooting 53.2 percent.
• The Green and White ranks 18th in Division III in rebounding margin (+11.4) and is forcing 15.8 turnovers per game.

OUIMETTE SNAGS NEWMAC, NEWBA HONORS
• After averaging 20.0 points, 16.0 rebound and 3.0 assists in wins over UMass Dartmouth and Clark, Ouimette repeated as the league's offensive player of the week. Additionally, she was named to the NEWBA honor roll for the second consecutive week.

STEPPING UP THEIR SCORING
• In three games since December 30, Spellacy is averaging 16.3 points on 51.6 percent shooting. She is 5-of-11 from beyond the arc and has been superb in the fourth quarter putting up 10 points against UMass Dartmouth and 12 against Clark.
• Bonifacic has reached double figures in scoring and is averaging 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent over the last five games. She also has registered three double-doubles during this stretch.

HARD TO GUARD
• The Green and White is averaging 1.06 points per possession and rank second in both points per game (75.0) and field goal percentage (45.1). Babson also is first in offensive rebounds per game (16.6) and is grabbing 44.4 percent of its missed shots through its first five league outings.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have outscored their opponents at the free throw line in 13 consecutive games going back to last season.

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