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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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

Men’s basketball loses thriller to Bridgewater State 81-79

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
November 19, 2022

The Emerson men’s basketball team was defeated by Bridgewater State on Wednesday night in a competitive thriller, 81-79—the team’s second consecutive loss by one basket. Dropping a Saturday match...

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...

Graduate guard Nate Martin will be rejoining the Lions along with fellow grad and center Jarred Houston (Beacon Archives)

Returning men’s basketball seniors reflect on time at Emerson

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
October 26, 2022

Graduates Jarred Houston and Nate Martin will return for their fifth years at Emerson, hoping to continue momentum from their appearance in the NCAA DIII playoffs last season. Standing at 6-foot-10,...

WPI held the Lions to just 50 points in the NEWMAC Finals on Saturday, Feb 26.

Men’s basketball receives at-large-bid and a chance at tournament play

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 2, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team lost to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the NEWMAC finals 70-54 on Feb. 26, but the Lions’ season isn’t over.  After losing to WPI, Emerson was selected to...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball edges out Babson to advance to NEWMAC Finals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 25, 2022

Down by three points in the last seconds of regulation play, Emerson sophomore guard Trevor Arico sank a shot from beyond the arc, sending the Lions to overtime. Emerson finished the game 85-77, advancing...

Senior guard Zach Waterhouse scoring a layup against MIT on Feb. 17, 2022

Men’s basketball remains dominant against MIT

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 17, 2022

The men’s basketball team completed the season sweep on Wednesday in a dominant 97-88 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, improving their record to 16-6. The Lions entered the game...

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...

Zach Waterhouse attempting a shot during the game.

Emerson basketball program sweeps Wheaton

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 20, 2022

The men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court in a double header against Wheaton College Wednesday night, winning back-to-back conference games at Wheaton’s King Arena.  Sophomore guard...

Emerson Lions Nate Martin attempts to defend a shot.

Men’s basketball team takes down previously undefeated Clark

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 13, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team earned their first conference win Wednesday night, putting up a score of 72-59 to defeat Clark University on their home court.  Prior to winter break, the Lions...

Senior center Jarred Houston making a layup

Senior center earns accolades for dominant performances

By Clarissa Calderon
December 8, 2021

Jarred Houston was named to his second Defensive Player of the Week for Men’s Basketball by the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference on Monday after the senior center put up 16.5 boards, one...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball win close match against Plymouth State University

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
December 2, 2021

With less than one minute left on the clock, senior guard Nate Martin made four of six free throws to solidify the men’s basketball team’s 77-74 lead over Plymouth State University.  Heading into...

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...

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...

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...

Courtesy of James Gascoigne

Men’s basketball freshman out for season with hip injury

By Ethan McDowell
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...

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