Emerson sports roundup: Nov. 14-20

by Connor Burton / Beacon Staff and Carl Setterlund / Beacon Staff • November 21, 2013

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Record: 2-1, 0-0 NEWMAC

Nov. 20: Emerson 82, Mt. Ida 56 

Player of the Game: Mike Carbone 

Sophomore guard Mike Carbone tied for a team-high 13 points off the bench in the Lions’ victory over the Mustangs (1-2), a former Great Northeast Athletic Conference opponent. Carbone hit two 3-pointers and came up big from the foul line, making a team high five free throws on six attempts. Emerson shot 45 percent from the field to Mt. Ida’s 32 percent, led by senior captain Jon Goldberg (13 points), who converted six field goals on 10 attempts. Sophomore guard Jacob Forchheimer also came off the bench and scored 10 points in 11 minutes. 

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 

Record: 3-0, 1-0 NEWMAC

Nov. 16: Emerson 64, Wentworth 54

Player of the Game: Kristin Brice 

Junior forward Kristin Brice had 30 points and 16 rebounds to power the host Lions past the Panthers (1-1) in the first round of the Emerson Tip-Off Classic. Brice went 9 of 12 from the field, drained 12 of 15 free throws, and chipped in three blocks and two steals. Junior Catherine Cloutier added eight points and seven rebounds, while Kelsey Johnson had seven points and eight rebounds. Brice and Johnson combined for seven straight points as Emerson pulled away in the second half.

 

Nov. 17: Emerson 58, Elmira 53

Player of the Game: Kristin Brice

Sophomore Kelsey Johnson had a powerhouse performance in just 14 minutes off the bench, totaling up 17 points and shooting 7 of 8 as the Lions emerged victorious over the Soaring Eagles (1-2) in the Emerson Tip-Off Classic final. Johnson also had seven rebounds and scored 13 of her points in the paint. Tournament MVP Janissa Delzo led the starters with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Elissa Chojnicki, Sienna O’Han, and Elizabeth Horan each added seven points.

 

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:

JON GOLDBERG, GUARD, MEN'S BASKETBALL

Goldberg, a senior co-captain, has averaged 10.7 points per game through the Lions’ first three games, the second highest total on the team. Of the seven players that have played in all three games this season, Goldberg is shooting a team-high 55 percent from the field. Although he is listed as a guard, Goldberg has also been a force on the glass, averaging a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game. In Emerson’s first win of the season, Goldberg had the winning free throws and notched his first double-double of the season with 13 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. So far this season, Goldberg is averaging 34.7 minutes per game, also a team high.


FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:

KRISTIN BRICE, FORWARD, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Brice, a junior 6-footer, has pieced together a pair of dominant performances as the Lady Lions have gone undefeated through three games. Brice had 30 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Wentworth in their season opener, and then 29 points and 10 rebounds as women’s basketball became the first Emerson team to win its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opener. Brice, who led the team in scoring last year, is currently averaging 18.3 points per game and shooting 66 percent from the field.

 

Burton did not write or edit women’s basketball recaps because he is dating a member of the team. Sports editor Carl Setterlund wrote the women’s basketball recaps.