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Men's Basketball Sails Past Wheaton (Mass.), 97-83

Men's Basketball Sails Past Wheaton (Mass.), 97-83

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 97, Wheaton (Mass.) 83

Records: Emerson Lions (11-6, 4-2 NEWMAC) ; Wheaton (Mass.) Lyons (5-11, 0-6 NEWMAC)

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

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Lead: Four members of the Lions, including senior Jack O'Connor, sophomores Jarred Houston and Zach Waterhouse and freshman James Beckwith, notched double figures in the Emerson men's basketball team's 97-83 victory over Wheaton (Mass.) on Saturday afternoon. 


INSIDE THE NUMBERS
 

EMERSON

Points:
O'Connor (24), Beckwith (19), Waterhouse (17) & Houston (15) 
Assists: Waterhouse (5)
Rebounds: O'Connor (6) 
Steals: Beckwith & Ben Holding (1)
Blocks: O'Connor, Houston & Stephen Fabrizio (1)


WHEATON (MASS.) 

Points: Robby Lowey (22) & Alex Carlisle (15) 
Assists: Aaron Williams (8)
Rebounds: Alex DuBrow (3)
Steals: Evan Cook (2)
Blocks: DuBrow & Lowey (1)

 
HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Wheaton used the three-pointer with a pair by Robby Lowey gain an early four point lead over Emerson and were able to keep the Lions within four until 13:33 when two quick buckets by Waterhouse and junior Jack Healy pushed the hosts back in front by one (14-13). 
  • After Healy's triple, Emerson extended its edge up to five (20-15) at the 10 minute mark only to have Wheaton answer on its end with a 7-2 spurt to knot the score at 22-all. 
  • The Lyons once again locked the game over a minute later at 24, threes by Beckwith and O'Connor began and ended an extensive 13-3 spurt as Emerson now held a 10-point advantage (37-27). 
  • A trip to the charity stripe put the hosts up 11, its biggest lead over the Lyons in the half, and entered halftime with a seven-point cushion over the visiting Lyons (42-35). 
  • For the opening seven minutes of the second frame, the score margin remained in single digits until the Emerson offense went on a tear starting at 12:56 with an 11-3 streak to balloon its lengthy advantage up to 16 (66-50). 
  • It was at 9:27 that Wheaton inched back within 12 of Emerson, which was the closest the Lyons would come to the hosts after O'Connor snagged a rebound and took it to the other side for a three-point bucket for the 18 point lead. (89-71). 
  • Emerson lifted its ballooned lead into the 20s and cruised to the 97-83 win. 


UP NEXT

  • Emerson makes a trip out to Babson for a quick road stint on Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Wheaton (Mass.) returns home for action on Wednesday as well to host Coast Guard at 7:00 p.m.  

 

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