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Men’s basketball upsets nationally-ranked team in NEWMAC playoff rematch

Men’s basketball upsets nationally-ranked team in NEWMAC playoff rematch

By Brendan Walker, Correspondent

January 18, 2020

The men’s basketball team defeated nationally-ranked Springfield College on Saturday by a score of 74-70 in a stunning last-minute victory.   Springfield came into this matchup as the 19th ranked team in the country, and also boasted the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference’s ...

Lions enter conference play at the top of the food chain

Lions enter conference play at the top of the food chain

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley knew his team’s mentality needed to change following its 2019 NEWMAC championship.  The Lions are no longer underdogs, and Curley wants the squad to keep this in mind as they continue conference play. “Last year we got to hunt people down, and no on...

Balanced scoring leads men’s basketball past Lesley

Balanced scoring leads men’s basketball past Lesley

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Lesley University on Tuesday by its largest margin of victory so far. A 54-point first half gave the Lions an early advantage, and they never trailed on their way to a 103-70 win.  The Lions started the first half with six straight points—including four from sop...

Lions fall to nationally ranked Amherst

Lions fall to nationally ranked Amherst

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 7, 2019

Nationally ranked Amherst College snapped the men’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak after defeating the Lions by a score of 97-86. Amherst came into the game ranked 14th in Division III and lost to Babson College on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Lions held as much as a seven-point lead in the first half and shot 60 ...

Sophomore leading the charge for the Lions

Sophomore leading the charge for the Lions

By Andrew Lin

December 4, 2019

Growing up surrounded by the rich basketball culture of Washington D.C., sophomore guard Nate Martin could not have asked to be raised in a better environment to develop his skills on the court. Washington D.C. is famous for producing some of the most talented basketball players to compete in th...

Men’s basketball edges past Suffolk in first game back from break

Men’s basketball edges past Suffolk in first game back from break

By Megan MacLaren

December 3, 2019

The men’s basketball team narrowly defeated Suffolk University for its second straight win by a score of 75-73 in its first game back from the holiday break.  “We came out, we played hard, we had good energy,” assistant coach Jack Barrett said in a post-game interview. “We could have pla...

Sophomore guard set to bounce back after two years of injury

Sophomore guard set to bounce back after two years of injury

By Peirce Eldredge

November 16, 2019

In his first full competitive season since his senior year of high school, sophomore point guard Chad DiCenzo is showing promise on the men’s basketball team. DiCenzo enters this season coming off two consecutive years of injury. He transferred to Emerson after starting his collegiate career at Clar...

Men’s basketball dominates in home opener

Men’s basketball dominates in home opener

By Bo Feekins

November 9, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester State University 99-69 in the season-opener, led by senior guard Jack O’Connor.  The Lions dominated in the first half and went into halftime leading 49-28. O’Connor’s first-half performance pleased head coach Bill Curley.  “The way O’Connor...

Regis defeats the Lions in opening scrimmage

Regis defeats the Lions in opening scrimmage

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

The men’s basketball team lost to Regis College 87-81 in its season-opening scrimmage, despite the 23 points from sophomore guard Nate Martin.  Both teams went back-and-forth in a high-scoring first half. The Lions trailed 37-38 going into the break behind Martin’s 19 points. The defensive...

Men’s basketball freshman out for season with hip injury

Men’s basketball freshman out for season with hip injury

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

Men’s basketball forward James Gascoigne felt an intense pain in his knees as he ran up the court during his senior season at Arlington High School.  “I was just constantly in pain,” Gascoigne said in an interview. “I felt like an old man.”  The 6’4” forward played through the ...

Men’s basketball determined to defend championship title

Men’s basketball determined to defend championship title

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Freshman guard Ben Allen and sophomore guard Zach Waterhouse shared the soccer field in elementary school—now they share the basketball court in college. Waterhouse and Allen played sports together their entire childhood growing up in nearby towns in New Hampshire, including high school basketball ...

Men’s basketball receives first-ever NEWMAC championship rings

Men’s basketball receives first-ever NEWMAC championship rings

By Andrew Lin

October 9, 2019

Players on the men’s basketball team received championship rings this week after winning the program’s first-ever conference title in the 2019 season. “Being here for nine years, it’s the first time we came close to a championship, and that’s what you play for,” head coach Bill Curley said in an i...