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Men's Basketball

Graduate student and guard Jarred Houston goes up for a lay-up.

Men’s basketball loses thriller to Bridgewater State 81-79

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
November 19, 2022

The Emerson men’s basketball team was defeated by Bridgewater State on Wednesday night in a competitive thriller, 81-79—the team’s second consecutive loss by one basket. Dropping a Saturday match...

First-year PG Jacob Armant drives through the Fighting Scots defense.

Basketball doubleheader yields wins for men’s and women’s squads

By Leo Kagan and Jordan Pagkalinawan
November 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s and women’s basketball teams each secured season-opening victories Tuesday night—the men steamrolled Gordon College 95-51 and the women defeated Wentworth 71-64. Playing back-to-back...

Graduate guard Nate Martin will be rejoining the Lions along with fellow grad and center Jarred Houston (Beacon Archives)

Returning men’s basketball seniors reflect on time at Emerson

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
October 26, 2022

Graduates Jarred Houston and Nate Martin will return for their fifth years at Emerson, hoping to continue momentum from their appearance in the NCAA DIII playoffs last season. Standing at 6-foot-10,...

WPI held the Lions to just 50 points in the NEWMAC Finals on Saturday, Feb 26.

Men’s basketball receives at-large-bid and a chance at tournament play

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 2, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team lost to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the NEWMAC finals 70-54 on Feb. 26, but the Lions’ season isn’t over.  After losing to WPI, Emerson was selected to...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball edges out Babson to advance to NEWMAC Finals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 25, 2022

Down by three points in the last seconds of regulation play, Emerson sophomore guard Trevor Arico sank a shot from beyond the arc, sending the Lions to overtime. Emerson finished the game 85-77, advancing...

Senior guard Zach Waterhouse scoring a layup against MIT on Feb. 17, 2022

Men’s basketball remains dominant against MIT

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 17, 2022

The men’s basketball team completed the season sweep on Wednesday in a dominant 97-88 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, improving their record to 16-6. The Lions entered the game...

Senior center Jarred Houston fighting for points in the paint against Clark University

‘I’m just happy I was able to get it done’: Men’s basketball center hits 1,000 points

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 10, 2022

Six minutes into the second half of Saturday’s game, Emerson center Jarred Houston sank a layup that would cement his place in Emerson Basketball’s thousand-point club.  Houston’s thousandth...

Zach Waterhouse scores layup against Springfield Collefe to make the score 35-19

Men’s basketball team extends win streak to four

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
January 27, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team defeated Springfield College on Wednesday night with a season-high score of 98-77, increasing their record to 5-2 in conference games and 12-4 overall.  The team...

Zach Waterhouse attempting a shot during the game.

Emerson basketball program sweeps Wheaton

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 20, 2022

The men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court in a double header against Wheaton College Wednesday night, winning back-to-back conference games at Wheaton’s King Arena.  Sophomore guard...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Winter sports face an uncertain future amid COVID surge

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 13, 2022

The 2021-22 season for the Emerson Lions’ winter sports teams started off bright with electrifying performances in front of the home crowd at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, but now face a similar...

Emerson Lions Nate Martin attempts to defend a shot.

Men’s basketball team takes down previously undefeated Clark

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 13, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team earned their first conference win Wednesday night, putting up a score of 72-59 to defeat Clark University on their home court.  Prior to winter break, the Lions...

Senior center Jarred Houston making a layup

Senior center earns accolades for dominant performances

By Clarissa Calderon
December 8, 2021

Jarred Houston was named to his second Defensive Player of the Week for Men’s Basketball by the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference on Monday after the senior center put up 16.5 boards, one...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball win close match against Plymouth State University

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
December 2, 2021

With less than one minute left on the clock, senior guard Nate Martin made four of six free throws to solidify the men’s basketball team’s 77-74 lead over Plymouth State University.  Heading into...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus and in the city, according to Athletic...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Student-athletes reflect on a year without Emerson sports

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
March 17, 2021

After returning to Boston from a preseason tournament in Arizona over spring break with the softball team last March, Sophia Cloonan eagerly awaited the beginning of her first season as an Emerson student-athlete—just...

Seals played for Emerson Varese in Italy during the 1979-80 season.

Former assistant men’s basketball coach Bruce Seals dies aged 67

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
January 1, 2021

Former men’s basketball player Alex Yoh ‘12, who often got struck with the “injury bug” during his Emerson career, said his time on the Lions’ bench was “totally wholesome” while alongside...

The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte
November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic Director Pat Nicol told The Beacon...

The womens basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Mondays decision.

Winter sports athletes upset but unsurprised by season’s cancellation

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
November 5, 2020

Emerson’s basketball teams will not be competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this winter season, to the dismay of athletes who say the cancelation is disappointing but...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Coaches get creative to tackle pandemic-era recruiting

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
October 29, 2020

In a typical year of recruiting for Emerson sports teams, prospective student athletes visit the campus, meet with coaches, watch a team game, and even stay in dorms overnight with a player. But during...

Gray will play his second season of professional basketball for Ironi Kiryat Ata

Gray ‘19 to continue professional basketball journey with Ironi Kiryat Ata

By Ethan McDowell
August 9, 2020

In summer 2017, Geoff Gray ‘19 stood in a Jerusalem bar watching fans celebrate Hapoel Jerusalem’s Israeli Basketball Premier League Championship win.  This was Gray’s first in-person impression...

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