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Men's Basketball Falls To WPI In NEWMAC Championship Rematch, 87-64

Men's Basketball Falls To WPI In NEWMAC Championship Rematch, 87-64

THE BASICS 

Score: WPI 87, Emerson 64

Records: Emerson Lions (10-6 3-2 NEWMAC) ; WPI Engineers (13-3, 4-1 NEWMAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Lead: Despite 16 points from sophomore Jarred Houston (Norwood, Mass.) and 14 point from sophomore Zach Waterhouse (Hampton, N.H.), the Emerson men's basketball team dropped its meeting with WPI, 87-64, on Wednesday night. 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Points:
Houston (16) & Waterhouse (14)
Assists: Trevor McLean, Jack O'Connor, Nate Martin, James Beckwith & Ben Holding (2)
Rebounds: Houston (7)
Steals: Holding (2)
Blocks: Waterhouse, Houston, Holding & Stephen Fabrizio (1)


WPI

Points: Jake Wizniewski (21), Colin McNamara (18), John Lowther (15) & Kahleb Downing (14)
Assists: Downing (6)
Rebounds: Lowther (6)
Steals: Downing (2)
Blocks: Downing (1)

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • With the score in a 6-6 deadlock tie, WPI began to break away and quickly gained six points on Emerson behind a 8-2 run that included a pair of triples by McNamara (14-8). 
  • Martin had his three fall through on the other end and started a quick four-point run that pulled Emerson within one of WPI (14-13). 
  • The Lions were playing catch up through the remainder of the half as the WPI offense picked up steam and dropped a 15-2 run on the hosts to extend their advantage into double figures at 14 (29-15) with 9:26 left in the frame. 
  • Four points by Houston and a deep three from Beckwith got Emerson back into a single deficit at seven (31-25) before WPI maintained a 14-point advantage through the end of the half with the score at 47-33. 
  • Emerson could not get offensive rhythm through the beginning portion of the second half and allowed WPI to gain a lead of 20, which the visitors were able to maintain. 
  • The Lions were not able to catch up with the Engineers through the second half as the hosts surrendered a 87-65 defeat to the visitors. 

 

UP NEXT

  • Emerson wraps a three-game home stand on Saturday, January 25 hosting Wheaton (Mass.) in a 1:00 p.m. slate. 
  • WPI returns home for to entertain Clark in a NEWMAC tilt on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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