Women’s Basketball Handles Simmons, 81-50, at Emerson Tip-Off Tourney

Women’s Basketball Handles Simmons, 81-50, at Emerson Tip-Off Tourney

BOSTON – The Suffolk women's basketball team put together its largest victory in two years as the Rams defeated Simmons, 81-50, in the consolation contest of Emerson's Tip-Off Tournament Sunday afternoon. 

SCORE: Suffolk 81, Simmons 50
RECORDS: Suffolk (2-1) | Simmons (0-2)

The contest was a see-saw affair over the opening five minutes, before Suffolk ended the first frame on a 6-2 stretch to take a 14-8 lead. 

The second stanza featured the teams trading hoops for the majority of the 10 minutes and the Rams took a 29-20 cushion into half time.  

Suffolk quietly built its lead to nearly 20 points in the third, 53-33, and truly put the game out of reach in the opening of the fourth frame to walk away with the 81-50 victory.  


  • Two Rams powered the offense that saw all, but two of its 14 players record a point. 
  •  Georgia Bourikas paved the way with a game-high 15 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the floor including a perfect 4-of-4 performance from three-point range. She added four rebounds, two assists and one steal to her all-tournament team performance. 
  • Alexis Hackett shot 100 percent on the day, going 5-for-5 from the field for  a career-high 11 points off the bench. The freshman added three rebounds, three assists and one steal to her effort. 
  • Classmate Katelyn Rourke had a career-day of her own with the freshman grabbing a game and career-best on the glass with nine boards. She pitched in seven points, two handouts, two steals and one swat. 
  • As a team Suffolk shot 47.4 percent (27-57) from the field, 40.0 percent (4-10) from three-point range and 82.1 percent (23-28) from the line. 
  • The Rams held a commanding lead on the glass, outrebounding the Sharks, 55-22. 


  • The win marked the largest for Suffolk since the blue and gold's 2014-15 season opener when they defeated Yeshiva, 96-49, for a 47-point victory.  


Suffolk heads to Colby Sawyer Tuesday, Nov. 22 for a pre-Thanksgiving day contest. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.