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
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)
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.
- 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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