Bears Fall to Emerson in OT

Micaela Martinelli
Micaela Martinelli

BOSTON, Mass. – Sam Boyle led four Emerson players in double figures with 17 points as the Lions beat Coast Guard 70-66 in overtime in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.

Emerson improves to 13-8 overall and 7-5 in the conference while the Bears drop to 5-15 overall and 4-8 in the NEWMAC.

Micaela Martinelli registered her third double-double of the season as she had game highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds in the set back.

Emma Puddington added 13 points and six rebounds while Kyra Hartman was also in double figures with 10 points for Coast Guard.

Emerson led 44-36 with 9:02 left in regulation and the Bears would pull even 51-51 on a layup by Breanna Wood with 3:25 left.

The Bears took their first lead of the game 55-53 with 59 seconds left in regulation on a bucket by Breanna Farrington before the Lions pulled even on a free throw with 22 seconds left.

Coast Guard missed a 3-pointer with four seconds left to send the game overtime.

Hartman hit a trey with 1:44 left in OT to tie the game 62-62 before the Lions made four straight free throws taking a 66-62 lead with 24 seconds left.

Later, another Hartman hoop cut the lead to 68-66 with seven seconds left, but Rachel Davey made two free throws to close the scoring.

Coast Guard shot 35.4 percent from the field (23-65) and made 8 of 19 from 3-point range while Emerson shot 44.4 percent (24-54) and made just 3 of 17 from behind the arc.  The Bears held a 45-32 edge in rebounding.

Emerson jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first three minutes and led 19-10 after one and 25-21 at the break.

The Bears are back in action when they host archrival Merchant Marine on Monday night at 6:00.