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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Graduate center Jarred Houston makes a layup

Men’s basketball defeats Worcester State 80-72 for second straight win

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
December 7, 2022

Fresh off a dominant win over Plymouth State, the Lions continued the momentum with an 80-72 win over the Worcester State Lancers at the Bobbi Brown & Steven Plofker Gym this past Dec. 3. The Lions...

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...

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...

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...

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

Houston recognized for leadership off the court

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor
May 4, 2020

Men’s basketball center Jarred Houston was scrolling through Twitter on April 9 when he found out he earned the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Student Leader of the Year Award. “This means...

Nate Martin scored 19 points in Wednesdays loss. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

By Ethan Mcdowell
February 26, 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...

Coach Bill Curley (left) poses with Jack OConnor (No. 4), Ben Holding (No. 32), and their family members during the pregame ceremony. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

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...

The mens basketball team shot a season high 64.9 percent from the field. Photo credit: Rachel Culver

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...

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

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

By Pedro Figueiredo
February 5, 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...

The Lions picked up their fifth NEWMAC win of the season on Saturday.

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

By Ethan McDowell
February 1, 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...

Max Davis (left) and Bryan Lupianez (right) joined the mens basketball team in late December Photo credit: Cho Yin Rachel Lo

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...

Senior guard Jack O’Connor scored 24 points and pulled down six rebounds against Wheaton on Saturday.

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...

Junior guard jack Healy helps up teammate Ben Allen during a game against WPI on jan. 22, 2020.

Lions suffer loss against WPI in conference championship rematch

By Megan Maclaren
January 22, 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...

Sophomore Zach Waterhouse is averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc.

Lions enter conference play at the top of the food chain

By Ethan McDowell
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...

DiCenzo leads the team with 16 assists through three games. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

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...

Senior Jack OConnor (right) recorded four three-point shots and three steals against Worcester State. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

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....

Senior Jack OConnor scored 17 points with 40 percent shooting from the field in the Lions scrimmage against Regis College. Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Regis defeats the Lions in opening scrimmage

By Ethan McDowell
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...

Senior Jack OConnor (left) won the NEWMAC Championship Game Most Valuable Player award last season. Beacon Archive.

Men’s basketball determined to defend championship title

By Ethan McDowell
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...

Sophomore Drake Murphy poses with his NEWMAC championship ring. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

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...

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