NORTON, Mass.- The Wheaton College women's basketball team fell to Emerson 46-44 as they recognized the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer.
Wheaton was led by Senior Mikayla Pucci who finished with a team-high 11 points while adding 5 rebounds. First-year Bri Forbes had a near double-double finishing with 10 rebounds and 9 points. Sara McLeman led the Lyons off the bench with 4 points.
Emerson's Sam Boyle had a game-high 13 points while adding 6 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Wheaton played a very strong defensive game holding Emerson to 18.2% from behind the arc and only 3 offensive rebounds well below their sesaon average of 12. Pucci got the Lyons on the scoreboard first by sinking a pair of free throws. Wheaton trailed by 1 heading into the fourth quarter. Saide Shore hit a clutch three-pointer with 1:17 left to even the game 44-44. After both teams missed their next field goal attempts, Emerson converted on two free throws with 00:03 remaining in the game. A strong attempt at the buzzer by Natalie Wind did not fall as the Lyons fell to Emerson 46-44.
UP NEXT: Wheaton stays home as they host Babson on Wednesday, February 12th at 8:00 p.m.