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Lions eliminated from ECAC playoff

by Tyler Deffebach / Beacon Correspondent • February 28, 2013

Michael Thorpe did not make a single field goal in Emerson's loss against Westfield.
Michael Thorpe did not make a single field goal in Emerson's loss against Westfield.

Westfield University: 71

Emerson College: 52

 

The men’s basketball team was offensively and defensively stagnant in both the first and second half of a game against Westfield University yesterday, causing an insurmountable lead against a new opponent in an unfamiliar conference. 

The Lion’s entered a tournament hosted by the Eastern College Athletic Conference and lost in the first round 71-52. 

In the first half, Emerson shot the ball 28 percent, well below the team’s average of 40 percent, and were 3-11 for three pointers leading to a 21-35 first half deficit. The team also turned the ball over 13 times in the opening period. 

Their starting five were outscored by a single Westfield player who put up 13 points in the first half, as the Lion’s only scored 12. 

The men’s basketball team also committed 11 personal fouls halfway through the game. 

In the second half, the Lions shot 28 percent from the field while continuing to struggle with three pointers, shooting 1-6, with only two assist in the period. 

Michael Thorpe, a freshman writing, literature, and publishing major, struggled with his shot, ending the game 0-8 in field goal attempts. 

This game follows a overtime loss against Suffolk University in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals, and marks an end to men’s basketball season. The Lions finish the year with a final overall record of 15-12 and 13-5 in conference play.