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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

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...

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...

Geoff Gray 19 (center, No. 3) signed a one year contract with Israeli Basketball Premier League team Hapoel Eilat. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Emerson alumnus signs with Hapoel Eilat in Israel

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
August 28, 2019

One of the college’s most dominant basketball players will be taking his skills to the Israeli Basketball Premier League this upcoming season.  Geoff Gray ‘19 announced via Twitter on Friday that...

Freshman Zach Waterhouse became the second athlete in college history to be named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Freshman wraps up men’s basketball season with two Rookie of the Year awards

By Andrew Lin
March 26, 2019

Freshman Zach Waterhouse did not believe he would still play competitive basketball after high school, but in his first season on the Emerson men’s basketball team, he won two separate Rookie of the...

Freshman Jarred Houston (middle, No. 23) totaled 44 blocks against NEWMAC opponents, the most in the conference. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Recap: Men’s basketball caps off season with first NCAA tournament appearance

By Domenic Conte, Andrew Lin, Aaron J. Miller, and Tripp Rams
February 28, 2019

Fans cheered on the men's basketball team on Feb. 27 as the Lions departed for New Jersey en route to their first National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III tournament appearance. Head coach...

Bill Curley (middle) has 44 wins as the head coach of the mens basketball team. Photo by Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff

Bill Curley named NEWMAC Coach of the Year for men’s basketball

By Andrew Lin
February 27, 2019

Men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley won the 2018-19 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the Lions to its first conference title and NCAA tournament...

Seniors Mac Sashin (in white, third from left) and Geoff Gray (in black, third from right) combined for a total of 26 points against Coast Guard. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s basketball defeats Coast Guard on senior day

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
February 17, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated the United States Coast Guard Academy to advance into the conference playoffs on the Lions’ senior day.  Prior to tipoff, the Lions honored seniors Geoff Gray,...

Freshman Nate Martin scored the final three-point shot in the Lions victory over WPI on Saturday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s basketball beats WPI to tie for second place in NEWMAC

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
February 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who is ranked No. 2 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, on Saturday after coming back in the second half from...

Zach Waterhouse (left, No. 10) totaled 25 points in the Lions loss against Wheaton College. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Photographer

Men’s basketball suffers first home loss since December

By Lara Hill
February 1, 2019

The men’s basketball team lost 88-79 Wednesday night in a showdown against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opponent Wheaton College—the Lions’ first home loss since December. The...

Junior (No. 4) Jack OConner added 14 points and 10 rebounds to the Lions victory over Babson. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball tied for second in NEWMAC

By Arturo Ruiz
January 25, 2019

The men’s basketball team edged out Babson College for the first time since 2010 with a score of 86-83 in a nail-biting New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference showdown on Jan. 24 in...

Freshman guard Zach Waterhouse (No. 10) shoots over an opponent on defense. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball enters NEWMAC play with three dominating wins

By Andrew Lin
January 16, 2019

The men’s basketball team started the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference regular-season play with wins over the United States Coast Guard Academy, Clark University and the Massachusetts...

Jack OConnor (No. 4) leads the NEWMAC in scoring with 21.6 points per game. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball heads into conference play after mixed start to season

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
December 15, 2018

The men’s basketball team will begin conference play on Jan. 2  with an opportunity to improve on last year’s 4-10 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The team...

Geoff Gray (center, No. 3) is second on the mens basketball team in points per game with an average of 20.9. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Senior earns second NEWMAC honor of season for men’s basketball

By Andrew Lin
December 9, 2018

Senior point guard Geoff Gray won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for the second time this season. Gray guided the Lions to a 3-2 record in the past...

Geoff Gray (center) became the 18th player in college history to score 1,000 career points. Photo: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

Star point guard claims Beacon Men’s Lion of the Year

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 19, 2018

With the spring season winding down, and commencement just a few weeks away, we are pleased to announce our Lions of the Year. Our staff selected one outstanding male and one outstanding female athlete...

Gray (left) was named first team All-Conference and Boyle (right) was named second team All-Conference. Photos: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

Gray and Boyle named to NEWMAC All-Conference teams

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
February 28, 2018

Four of Emerson’s basketball players received honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this week. Junior Geoff Gray of the men’s basketball team was named to the...

Gray scores 1,000th career point vs. WPI

Gray scores 1,000th career point vs. WPI

By Matt Couture
February 10, 2018

Emerson men’s basketball point guard Geoff Gray scored his 1,000th career point early in Saturday’s 105-77 loss to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Gray entered the day needing just one point...

WATCH: Geoff Gray scores 1,000th career point for Lions

By Noah Roberts
February 10, 2018

On Saturday, February 10 Emerson junior guard Geoff Gray scored his 1,000th career point during a game at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. VIDEO: Noah Roberts/Special to The Berkeley Beacon.

Mens basketball: Lions down Clark in OT thriller

Men’s basketball: Lions down Clark in OT thriller

By Matt Couture
February 8, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9zU7kiF5VY Emerson’s men’s basketball team didn’t have time to think about the stat line of point guard Geoff Gray as he approached 1,000 career points in the...

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