Western women improve to 4-0 with 82-53 win at Emerson College

BOX SCORE

BOSTON, MA (Nov. 22) — Western Connecticut State University senior guard Stephanie Slonski (Griswold, CT) scored a game-high 17 points and the Colonials defeated Emerson College, 82-53 at the Brown-Plofker Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

Juniors Carly Murphy (Wolcott, CT) and Taylor Nkonoki (Middletown, CT) added 14 and 11 points, respectively for the 4-0 Colonials.

Catherine Cloutier led Emerson with 15 points while Olivia DiNucci poured in a dozen points for the 3-2 Lions.

Western, which led from start to finish, shot 48.4% from field after hitting 31 of 64 shots. Emerson was hampered by the Colonials' defense, only converting on 24.5% (12 of 49) attempts from the field. The visitors also dominated on the boards, out rebounding the Lions, 38-26.

The Colonials take a week-long break for the holiday and return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Connecticut College for a 7 pm tip.

Newspaper Box Score
Western Connecticut vs Emerson
11/22/11 7:30 p.m. at Boston, Mass.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT 82, EMERSON 53

WESTERN CONNECTICUT (4-0)
Stephanie Slonski 7-9 3-5 17; Carly Murphy 4-8 5-7 14; Taylor Nkonoki 3-6
3-4 11; Jackie Zilnicki 3-7 3-4 9; Sciarra Brandt 3-7 1-1 7; Caroline Brasa
3-7 0-0 6; Nicole Eanniello 3-7 0-0 6; Amber Litwinko 2-4 1-2 5; Kristin
Mooney 2-5 0-0 4; Chelsea Mone 1-2 0-0 3; Melissa DiNino 0-1 0-0 0; Kayla
Murkison 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-64 16-23 82.

EMERSON (3-2)
Catherine Cloutier 4-6 7-9 15; Olivia DiNucci 2-10 7-8 12; Elissa Chojnicki
1-7 5-6 7; Shannon Norton 1-6 5-6 7; Amy Sherman 2-7 0-0 5; Marissa Nobile
1-2 2-3 5; Olivia Connors 1-6 0-1 2; Macy Day 0-2 0-0 0; Kristin Brice 0-3
0-0 0. Totals 12-49 26-33 53.

Western Connecticut... 44 38 82
Emerson............... 24 29 53

3-point goals--Western Connecticut 4-16 (Taylor Nkonoki 2-3; Carly Murphy
1-2; Chelsea Mone 1-2; Caroline Brasa 0-4; Nicole Eanniello 0-1; Kristin
Mooney 0-1; Sciarra Brandt 0-3), Emerson 3-12 (Amy Sherman 1-3; Marissa
Nobile 1-1; Olivia DiNucci 1-7; Elissa Chojnicki 0-1). Fouled out--Western
Connecticut-Amber Litwinko; Melissa DiNino, Emerson-None. Rebounds--Western
Connecticut 38 (Jackie Zilnicki 7; Carly Murphy 7), Emerson 26 (Catherine
Cloutier 6). Assists--Western Connecticut 26 (Stephanie Slonski 5), Emerson
10 (Olivia DiNucci 3; Amy Sherman 3). Total fouls--Western Connecticut 23,
Emerson 20. Technical fouls--Western Connecticut-None, Emerson-None. A-56