Score: Amherst College, 78; Emmanuel College, 48
Records: Amherst College Mammoths (3-1); Emmanuel College Saints (3-1)
Location: Boston, Mass. – Andy Yosinoff Court
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
THE LEAD: Junior guard Hannah Fox (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) led the Amherst College Mammoths to a road victory over the Emmanuel College Saints on Tuesday evening despite double digit performances by Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda (Cambridge, Mass.) and Kayla Weaver (West Haven, Conn.), 78-48.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Saints started the game with a strong defensive front, not allowing a point in the first four minutes of play, and connected on early game jump shots by Maddie McLaughlin (Westerly, R.I.) and Kayla Weaver (West Haven, Conn.) to take the lead 9-0.
- The Mammoths came back with a vengeance as Hannah Fox (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) scored 17 points in the first quarter, shooting a perfect 4-4 from behind the arc, closing out the quarter ahead of the 23-17.
- Neither team was able to get their offensive rhythm in the second quarter, but the Mammoths were able to win the quarter outscoring the Saints 10-9 to go into half ahead 33-26.
- Amherst came out of the break with energy that negated Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda (Cambridge, Mass.) driving to the basket early, as Madeline Eck (Rye, N.Y.) of Amherst collected 13 points in the quarter to close out EC, 63-36.
- EC wasn't able to close the gap, as Fox collected another nine points in the fourth quarter to take the victory over the Saints, 78-48.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Fox led the evening for both teams, scoring 33 points off of a 6-7 performance from behind the arc, along with four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
- Ramirez-Tejeda was the leading scorer for the Saints, scoring 14 points along with seven rebounds and an assist.
- Both teams were able to collect 32 boards on the evening, but the Mammoths shared the ball much better than the Saints, recording 21 assists in comparison to EC's eight.
- Amherst College will have a few days to rest before heading on the road again to play Brooklyn College on December 1st at 5:00 PM.
- EC will be hosting the Salem State University Vikings on Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 PM on the Andy Yosinoff Court.