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PSU Women’s Basketball falls to Emerson in debut

Monohon and Walsh lead Panthers in scoring

              BOSTON, Mass. – Olivia DiNucci scored 22 points while teammate Olivia Connors posted a double-double Tuesday evening as Emerson College defeated Plymouth State University, 62-51, in the women's basketball season opener for both schools at Emerson's Brown & Plofker Gym.

              Juniors Sam Monohon and Kellie Walsh led the Panthers with 13 points apiece. Monohon also collected a team-high seven rebounds and Walsh grabbed six.

              PSU held a 12-11 lead midway through the first half when Emerson rattled off 12 unanswered points to open up an 11-point margin, 23-12.  The Lions went on to take a 14-point bulge into the locker room, 33-19.

              Emerson built its lead up to 19 points early in the second half.  PSU got the deficit down to nine points but struggled from beyond the three-point line (2-for-22) and was unable to get any closer.

              The Panthers travel to Bowdoin College this weekend for the Bowdoin Tip-Off Tournament, while the Lions will travel to Wentworth Thursday night for a 7 p.m. tip-off.   

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