The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Men's Basketball: Miles back, but quick-starting freshman hurt

Miles re-entered the Lions’ lineup in his native California on Dec. 28 when the team traveled to Los Angeles for two nonconference games. Head coach Bill Curley said Miles provides an immediate jolt where Emerson needs one—on defense.

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Boyle nets 20 in Lions' loss

The early dominance of Charlie Boyle seemed to portend a better outcome for Emerson’s women’s basketball team after a blowout road loss at MIT in November, but by the start of the fourth quarter, it was clear a repeat finish was in store for the Lions.

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Emerson falls to Brown in D1 matchup

From the opening tip, Brown coach Mike Martin’s unit played tight defense. And it didn’t help the Lions (3-5) that the Bears (6-5) converted nearly every one of their looks on offense in the first five minutes en route to a 90-58 victory.

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Men's basketball: Emerson to meet D1 Brown Friday

Emerson’s men’s basketball team travels to Providence to meet Division I Brown University on Friday night.

Women’s basketball: Even NEWMAC record as break nears

On Tuesday, Emerson grabbed its first road win, defeating nonconference opponent Connecticut College 63-57.

Females find acceptance on frisbee field

USA Ultimate typically splits the collegiate level into women’s and men’s divisions, but the sport is still new to the Emerson community. Now that the Skunks are working with a co-ed roster, Worth said they are considered an “open” team.

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Walk-on McCafferty proved passion at pick-up

McCafferty is a walk-on for the women’s basketball team. She wasn’t recruited directly by Gould, nor did she send highlight reels or stats to him during her high school career. Rather, she was first accepted into Emerson’s writing, literature, and publishing program, and then earned a spot on the roster after the school year began.

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Despite second half push, Lions defeat Dean in opener

A 30-point lead at the half was trimmed to 14 by the night’s end, but Emerson still handled Dean College easily in non-conference play, 84-70.

Club basketball shooting for SGA approval

The club’s mantra of collaboration and improvement would bring students from different majors and backgrounds.

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Women’s basketball: Newfound depth, new heights?

"I’m really happy with this class,” Gould said. “It’s a really great class, it’s got some depth, just a great class.”

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Men’s basketball looking to build on playoff run

Coaches and players are focusing on some things they can control: toughness, rebounding, and defense.

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Players protest election in pre-match demonstration

Upset by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president, multiple players wrote messages on their arms, and the entire team came together in a huddle during the national anthem.

Augustine breaks school record

There is a spot in the top left corner of the volleyball court that women’s volleyball senior captain Jules Augustine said she loves to hit. She has hit it for four years now, to the tune of 1,025 kills, good for the most in team history.

Lions looking for positives in minor record improvement

Last year the Lions were 5-13, and this year they also won five games, with 11 losses after two games were cut from the schedule. But if you looked at Emerson’s record for each year and saw the number five indicating the amount of wins for both years, you wouldn’t know that the team had improved.

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Jackie MacMullan speaks at Emerson in Jaffe's series

When legendary NBA writer Jackie MacMullan walked into the Semel Theater on Nov. 3, she gave a knowing wave to one of the fifty-some students gathered—her nephew, Lions pitcher Tim Mainella.