BOSTON, Mass. – Janissa Delzo made a pair of free throws with two seconds left as Emerson knocked off Coast Guard 48-46 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Emerson improves to 8-13 overall and 4-12 in the conference while the Bears drop their second straight for the first time this season and are now 15-5 overall and 11-5 in the conference.
Sophomore Torie Sutherland led the Bears with 11 points and nine rebounds while classmate Meghan Fornaro added ten points in the loss.
The Lions led 12-2 with 13:24 left in the first half and the pushed the lead to 21-7 with 4:40 left in the first half as Coast Guard struggled mightily from the floor making just three of its first 30 shots.
The Bears would make a run, outscoring Emerson 10-4 to end the half and trailed 25-17 at the break. Coast Guard shot just 14.3 percent in the first half (5-35) and missed all ten from behind the arc .
Emerson took its largest lead of the game 35-23 with 14:55 left before Coast Guard used a 15-2 run to take the lead 38-37 with 9:35 left on a pair of free throws by junior Alexi Howland, who had seven points in the run.
Sophomore Meghan Fornaro made a layup with 7:54 left as Coast Guard took its largest lead of the game 44-39.
Emily Cameron hit a trey for Emerson with 7:46 left before both teams went scoreless for over four minutes before Kristin Brice tied the game 44-44 on a layup with 3:40 left.
Fornaro's bucket gave Coast Guard a 46-44 lead with 1:48 left before Brice made two free throws with 55 seconds left to tie the game 46-46.
Coast Guard shot a season-low 22.2 percent from the floor (16-72) while making just three of 21 from 3-point range.
Emerson finished 16 of 47 from the field (34 percent) while making 3 of 9 from behind the arc. The Bears held a 44-36 edge on the glass.
"We obviously didn't shoot the ball well today and fell behind early," said Coast Guard head coach Alex Ivansheck. "I'm happy with the way we battled back and took the lead, but you can't win shooting 22 percent."
Coast Guard is back in action on Monday when they travel to play at rival Merchant Marine at 7 p.m.