Score: Emerson 95, Gordon 51
Records: Emerson Lions (1-0) ; Gordon Fighting Scots (0-1)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
Date: November 8, 2022
The Lead: Both graduate Nate Martin and senior James Beckwith dropped a game-high 21 points apiece, while graduate Jarred Houston recorded a double-double of 16 points and 15 boards to power the Emerson men's basketball team to a season-opening 95-51 victory over Gordon on Tuesday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Martin: 21 points
Beckwith: 21 points
Houston: 16 points, 15 rebounds, one block
Bryce Smith: 10 points
Tyler Long: 10 points
Caleb Scott: seven rebounds
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson held the outright lead from the start of the half before Gordon was able to close the gap to two at 12-10 after Long knocked down a triple. The Lions responded on their next possession and pushed their lead into double-figures at 10 with the help of back-to-back threes from Martin and Beckwith.
- Gordon was able to get back within single digits after Scott's trip to the charity stripe put the score at 28-21 at 6:03.
- Within the final six minutes of the opening frame, Emerson dropped 14 points as the defense held Gordon to four as the hosts went into the break with an overwhelming 43-25 advantage.
- Emerson outscored Gordon, 52-26, in the second half and had 54.9% of their drops fall.
- After Sattazahn's basket dropped at 18:33 of the second and moved the scored to 43-27, Emerson went on an offensive tear that started at the 18:16 mark when Beckwith drained a three.
- The Fighting Scots were held scoreless over the next five minutes, which allowed the Lions to register the next 16 points and give themselves the comfortable 34-point cushion.
- A trey from Scott counted as the first point for the visitors since 18:33 and put the Lions' scoring run to an end.
- Emerson continued to drop bucket after bucket when two consecutive layups from Houston extended the Lions' lead into the 40s at 81-38 with seven minutes left in regulation.
- Gordon dropped a trio of three's in the final minute and a half as freshman Peyton Lodge's trifecta with 34 ticks on the clock iced the Lions' 95-51 win.
- Emerson continues their home stand come Saturday, November 12th when they host Tufts at 1:00 p.m.