Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Jack OConnor (left) and Sam Boyle (right) finished the 2019-20 season with conference awards.

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

By Aaron J. Miller, Print 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (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...

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...

Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Lions triumph in first NEWMAC championship in team history

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
February 23, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute 93-75 to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday. This monumental win gives Emerson...

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,...

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...

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