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O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

By Aaron J. Miller, Overnight Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

Although the men’s and women’s basketball teams both closed out their seasons with losses in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC playoffs, two key players received postseason recognition from the conference. Men’s basketball senior forward Jack O’Connor received a First-Team All-Conference ti...

Lions awarded two all-sportsmanship team selections

Lions awarded two all-sportsmanship team selections

By Alberto Gilman

March 5, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, the NEWMAC released the Winter Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams, recognizing two senior Lions.  According to the conference’s website, the award recognizes student athletes who best represent the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference and its ideals.  Women's...

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

By Ethan Mcdowell, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

The men’s basketball team lost to the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday by a score of 80-78 after a potential game-winning three-point shot fell short, ending the Lions’ season with a 14-12 record. Coast Guard made its first three shots of the game, helping them build a 10-3 le...

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

By Emily Cardona, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average out of a 4.0 scale and reach second-year academic status to be eligible for the a...

Lions defeated by Beavers on senior night

Lions defeated by Beavers on senior night

By Kayla Buck

February 20, 2020

The men's basketball team lost to Babson College on Wednesday by a score of 92-77 on its senior night. The Brown and Plofker Gym roared before the game tipped off as senior guard Jack O’Connor and senior forward Ben "Benny Buckets" Holding took their home court for the final time in the regular...

Lions tie season high in scoring against Clark

Lions tie season high in scoring against Clark

By Megan Maclaren

February 13, 2020

The men's basketball team secured a top four seed in the conference playoffs after defeating Clark University by a score of 103-70, tying their highest scoring total this season.This is the third time this season the Lions scored over 100 points and the second time they achieved this feat against a New Eng...

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

By Pedro Figueiredo, Deputy Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Jarred Houston’s high school coaches almost cut him during his freshman season. He now leads the conference in multiple categories as a 6’10” center on the men’s basketball team. “I had my end of year meeting with my freshman coach, and he told me they were planning on cutting me,” Houston...

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

February 2, 2020

Five Lions scored double–digit points in the men’s basketball team’s victory over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, on Saturday, marking its second victory over the Engineers this season. The Lions defeated MIT by a score of 86–57 and held the Engineers to 35 percent shooting....

New Lions adjust to Emerson on and off the court

New Lions adjust to Emerson on and off the court

By Megan Maclaren

January 29, 2020

Freshmen shooting guards Max Davis and Bryan Lupianez, the two newest additions to the men’s basketball team, said one of the best things about Emerson is the food served in the Dining Center."I like it, the DH is really good," Lupianez said in an interview. "My favorite is either the omelet or t...

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

By Brendan Walker

January 25, 2020

Four players scored double-digit points in the men’s basketball team's fourth conference win, a 14-point victory against the Wheaton College Lyons on Saturday. Wheaton came into this matchup on a six-game losing streak and ranked last in the NEWMAC. The Lions extended the Lyons' losing streak with...

Lions suffer loss against WPI in conference championship rematch

Lions suffer loss against WPI in conference championship rematch

By Megan Maclaren

January 23, 2020

The men's basketball team fell to Worcester Polytechnic Institute by a score of 87-64 in a rematch of last season's NEWMAC championship on Wednesday, snapping the Lions two-game win streak. The Lions last faced the Engineers in the 2019 NEWMAC championship game, where the Lions defeated the Enginee...

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

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 ...

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