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Game Preview: Women's Basketball at Emerson

Game Preview: Women's Basketball at Emerson

Women's Basketball at Emerson
Wednesday, January 30 | 5:30 p.m.
Brown & Plofker Gymnasium | Boston, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Emerson will meet for the 11th time in a series that dates back to 2014 on Wednesday night. The Beavers are 10-0 all-time against the Lions, which includes nine double-digit victories.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Payton Ouimette recorded her ninth double-double of the year and led three players in double figures with 16 points and 14 rebounds as Babson College visiting Emerson, 73-56, back on January 8 inside Staake Gymnasium.
• Senior Téa Spellacy scored 12 points and junior Emily Bonifacic added 10 points for the Beavers. Senior Charlie Boyle posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions, who trailed by just seven late in the third quarter.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
• Emerson (11-8, 5-5 NEWMAC) is looking to bounce back after falling at Springfield, 52-43, on Saturday.
• Charlie Boyle paced the Lions with 17 points, while junior Natalie Clydesdale pulled down a team-high eight rebounds for the Lyons, who shot just 28.8 percent.
• Charlie Boyle (13.2 pts, 4.8 reb) is shooting a NEWMAC-best 58.6 percent, sophomore Sam Boyle (10.9 pts, 5.4 reb) has scored in double figures in seven of the last nine games, and Clydesdale (9.3 pts, 6.8 reb) ranks fifth in the conference shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range.
• Emerson has held opponents to 56.2 points per game and is 8-2 at home this season.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (17-2, 10-1 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to 15 games with a 67-51 victory over Williams on Monday night.
• Ouimette led all players with 21 points and 15 rebounds and Bonifacic added 11 points and 11 boards for the Beavers, who scored 20 second-chance points.
• Ouimette (14.7 pts, 11.8 reb, 2.6 ast) ranks 22nd in Division III with 11 double-doubles, junior Katherine Tamulionis (11.5 pts, 2.1 ast) has averaged 15.4 points over her last five outings, and Bonifacic (10.8 pts, 6.9 reb) ranks fourth in the NEWMAC shooting 51.7 percent.
• Babson ranks ninth in Division III in rebounding margin (+12.7) and is 6-0 on the road this season.

ADVANTAGE AT THE LINE
• The Beavers have made 58 more free throws than their opponents have attempted this season and have outscored 20 straight foes at the charity stripe.
• The last time the Green and White was outscored at the free throw line came 33 games ago in an 83-73 OT loss at Smith on January 9, 2018.

PREPPING FOR A POSTSEASON RUN
• Babson, which holds a half-game lead over Springfield for first place in the NEWMAC standings, became the first program to secure a spot in next month's conference tournament with Saturday's rout of Mount Holyoke.

LEADERS OF THE PACK
• Ouimette ranks first in the NEWMAC in rebounds per game and double-doubles, and is the only player in the league to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounds and assists.
• Tomassini is shooting a conference-best 46.6 percent from three-point range, while Bonifacic (79 percent) and Tamulionis (78.6 percent) rank second and third, respectively, in free throw percentage. Tamulionis is also second in the NEWMAC with 66 made free throws.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Over the last six games, the Beavers are averaging 22.2 points and are outscoring their opponents by nearly 10 points per game in the first quarter.

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