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Babson Hands Men's Basketball 78-42 Setback

Michael Sheng, Mac Sashin, Geoffrey Gray and Corey Fitz
Michael Sheng, Mac Sashin, Geoffrey Gray and Corey Fitz

THE BASICS 

Score: Babson 78, Emerson 42
Records: Emerson Lions (4-15, 0-8 NEWMAC); Babson Beavers (18-1, 8-0 NEWMAC)
Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Staake Gymnasium) 
Date: January 28, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson men's basketball team visited NEWMAC foe, Babson, on Saturday afternoon and despite a team-best 10 points from sophomore Geoffrey Gray (Newton, Mass.), the Lions fell to the Beavers by the score of 78-42 at Stake Gymnasium. 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • Gray led the Lions shooting 3-for-10 from the floor and 2-for-2 on the charity stripe with a team-best 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and one block. 
  • Freshman Alex Mrusek (Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.) matched Gray with a team-best six rebounds. 
  • Bradley Jacks led the hosts with a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds, while Joe Flannery had a team-high four assists and Sam Bohmiller registered two steals. 
  • Emerson finished 12-for-50 in the field (24%), made 6-of-20 (30%) of its three-point attempts and were 75% (12-of-16) from the charity stripe.
  • Babson shot 46.6% (27-of-58) from the floor,  30% (6-of-20) from beyond the arc and made 75% (18-for-24) of its free throw shots. 

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Emerson trailed Babson by two at 18-16 through the midst of the opening half before the Beavers exploded on a 24-1 streak to gain control. 
  • The Lions were unable to register a point for 10 minutes, which allowed the Beavers to balloon their lead to 42-17 at the conclusion of the first half. 
  • In the first four minutes of the second frame, Emerson banged out a pair of triples to bring them to within 21 of Babson. 
  • Jacks and Matthew Droney drained a combined 10 consecutive points to push Babson's lead to 61-31 at the 11:53 mark of the second half. 
  • Emerson could not keep up with Babson and found themselves down 68-33 with 8:41 on the clock. 
  • The Lions were able to put up nine points through the final minutes of regulation as the Beavers ran away with the 78-42 win.

 

UP NEXT 

  • Emerson head back to Boston on Wednesday, February 1 to host WPI in a 5:30 NEWMAC tilt. 
  • Babson travel to Wheaton (Mass.) on Wednesday, February 1 slated for a 7:00 p.m. start. 

 

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