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PAXTON, Mass: The Emmanuel College women's basketball team cruised to an 86-53 win over host Anna Maria College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Fuller Center.

The Saints (10-4, 2-0 GNAC) came out with a full court press that they maintained throughout the entire contest, causing the AMCATS (4-12, 1-2 GNAC) to have thirty-three turnovers. Emmanuel also balanced their scoring throughout the team, as they finished with four players in double digits.

Anna Maria was able to settle down in the second half and came up just short in points for the half, 32-35. The AMCATS had three athletes in double digits, with Sierra Johnson (Brocketon, Mass.) being the game leading scorer with sixteen points.

Top Performers for the Saints

Jamad Fiin: 13 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds,

Molly deBettencourt: 13 points, 2 steals, and 4 rebounds,

Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda: 12 points, 1 steal, 2 assists, and 7 rebounds (tied game high),

Kayla Weaver: 12 points, 3 steals, 3 assists, 2 rebounds.

Top Performers for Anna Maria

Sierra Johnson: 16 points (game high), 2 steals, 2 assists, 7 rebounds (tied game high),

Sienna Johnson (Brockton, Mass.): 14 points and 3 rebounds,

Amber Wilson (New York, NY): 11 points, 2 assists, and 1 rebound.

Inside the Numbers

Shooting Percentage: AMC 34%, EC 45.7%,

3-Point Percentage: AMC 13.3%, EC 31.6%,

Free Throw Percentage: AMC 88.2%, EC 72.7%,

Rebounds: AMC 35, EC 43,

Assists: AMC 9, EC 24,

Steals: AMC 8, EC 20,

Turnovers: AMC 33, EC 20.

Up Next

Both teams return to action next Thursday, January 17. The AMCATS will be at home against Regis, with action starting at 7:00 PM while Emmanuel hosts Newbury College in Boston at 7:00 PM.

*Release courtesy of Anna Maria College Sports Information