Emerson Shines In Michigan vs. Maine Matinee

First-year Emily Emerson.
First-year Emily Emerson.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) women's basketball team earned its third victory of the season sinking the Skippers from St. Clair County Community College (SC4) 69-61 in a non-conference game on Sunday, Nov. 12.

SMCC ended the first on an 8-1 run and outscored the Skippers by an eight-point margin in the quarter. The SeaWolves' ability to limit SC4 offensively in the first 10 minutes would prove to be the difference-maker as both teams were even in the final three quarters.

The SeaWolves leaned on first-year Emily Emerson (Topsham, Vt.) who doubled her season high point total with 26 on 11-16 shooting and a perfect 3-3 from downtown. The 5'8'' forward poured in eight in the second quarter and eight in the third, accounting for 44 percent of SMCC's offense in that span.

First-year Abigail Ramirez (Methuen, Mass.) finished in double-digit scoring for the third time this season with 13. The point guard also recorded a season high eight rebounds and seven blocks. Sophomore and co-captain Alicia Ruth (Plaistow, N.H.) knocked down three from beyond the arc to go along with her 12 points. The sharp shooter is 30.6 percent from three-point territory this season.

SC4's Brooke Junaud led her team with 15 points; Zhiyon Mitchell posted a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.

In a post-game interview, Head Coach Katie Bergeron commented, "A result today against a talented SC4 team was what we needed before we dive into a three-game road slate. Playing from behind, down nine points in the second, and finding a way to get up 12 in the fourth is encouraging. Both Emerson and Ramirez have emerged as a high-low threat."

The SeaWolves improve to 3-2 overall, 1-0 in conference action. The Skippers who compete in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association, return home with a 1-2 record.

View the photo gallery of the game HERE.

Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) action continues when the Lady SeaWolves travel to Unity College to play the 1-1 Rams on Wednesday, Nov. 15, tip-off 6 p.m. SMCC is riding a 10-game win streak against Unity spanning the previous five seasons.

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