Big week by Western New England College guard Emily Savino leads to two big awards

Big week by Western New England College guard Emily Savino leads to two big awards

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After helping Western New England College remain undefeated in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC), freshman Emily Savino (Ellington, CT) picked-up two impressive awards Monday (Jan. 18).

The 5’6” point guard was named both the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Division III and TCCC Rookie-of-the-Week.

Savino played two outstanding games averaging 24.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in conference wins over Roger Williams and Endicott. She also shot 60.9% from the field (14-for-23) and 80% from the foul line (20-for-25).

Savino, a Sport Management major, netted 19 points with seven rebounds and three assists in a 59-52 victory over RWU, before suffering an ankle injury in practice the next day that forced her to miss a game at Emerson (which the Golden Bears won 58-53).

Returning against highly-regarded Endicott, Savino expected to play limited minutes but wound up having her best game of the season with a career high 30 points (9-15 FGs, 11-14 FTs) in 35 minutes in a thrilling 97-91 double overtime win.

This was the seventh consecutive win for WNEC who remained undefeated in the conference at 3-0 while improving its overall mark to 10-3.

Western New England College begins a three-game road trip Wednesday (Jan. 20) against Wentworth in Boston.