Emerson sports roundup: Jan. 4-15

by Mike Lucas / Beacon Staff and Carl Setterlund / Beacon Staff • January 15, 2014

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Record: 9-5, 2-1 NEWMAC

 

Jan. 4: Suffolk 85, Emerson 80

Player of the Game: Brian Hurley

Sophomore Brian Hurley set a career high with 28 points as the Lions fell in a shootout at home versus the rival Rams (5-6). Hurley also led Emerson in rebounds (9), steals (3) and blocks (2). Eli Kell-Abrams came off the bench for 16 points, while Tyson Hallowell added 15 points as the two sharpshooters combined for five three-pointers. Michael Thorpe had eight points, six assists and five rebounds. 

 

Jan. 6: Emerson 71, Wheelock 63

Player of the Game: Jon Goldberg

Captain Jon Goldberg amassed 12 points and 17 rebounds, while Brian Hurley added 14 points and 11 boards as the visiting Lions put four players in double digits. Michael Thorpe scored a team-high 19 points, and Tyson Hallowell chipped in 14 to top the Wildcats (0-10).

 

Jan. 8: Babson 72, Emerson 44

Player of the Game: Bobby Ganges

No Lions’ player scored more than six points as the Beavers (11-2, 1-0 NEWMAC) overpowered Emerson in its first ever NEWMAC game. Bobby Ganges had six points and hit all four free throws in his first prolonged action of the season. Jon Goldberg had 9 rebounds, but zero points, as the Lions managed just 17 points in the first half.

 

Jan. 11: Emerson 72, Coast Guard 50

Player of the Game: Kyle Edwards 

Sophomore forward Kyle Edwards offered a surprise contribution off the bench, boosting the Lions to their first ever NEWMAC victory. Edwards reached double digits in points (12) and rebounds (11) for the first time this season. Michael Thorpe piled up 19 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Jon Goldberg had 16 points, five rebounds and six assists as the trio powered host Emerson to the win.

 

Jan. 15: Emerson 62, Clark 57

Player of the Game: Jon Goldberg 

Emerson was able to withstand a late Clark rally in New London to earn their second-straight NEWMAC win. Jon Goldberg and Michael Thorpe each chipped in with a team-high 15 points, while Goldberg also hauled in 9 rebounds. Sean Duffy also scored 11 points. Emerson is now 8-1 in games where at least three players have scored in double figures. 

 

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 

Record: 5-8, 2-7 NEWMAC

 

Jan. 4: Babson 74, Emerson 43

Player of the Game: Elissa Chojnicki

Senior guard Elissa Chojnicki came off the bench to lead the Lions with 11 points, while Sienna O’Han chipped in nine points. Junior Kristin Brice had eight points and 12 rebounds. Emerson trailed the Beavers (3-7, 3-3 NEWMAC) by 19 at halftime and committed a season-high 33 turnovers.

 

Jan. 7: Coast Guard 66, Emerson 44

Player of the Game: Kristin Brice

Sophomore Kelsey Johnson and junior Kristin Brice both scored 17 points, but the Lions were unable to slow down the Bears (9-1, 5-1 NEWMAC). Johnson made eight of 10 shots, while Brice pulled in 10 rebounds. The Lions’ bench produced a season-low three points.

 

Jan. 9: WPI 64, Emerson 44

Player of the Game: Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds in a loss to the Engineers (5-7, 3-4 NEWMAC). Catherine Cloutier contributed eight rebounds and four blocks, while Janissa Delzo and  Elizabeth Horan scored nine points each. Horan drained all three of her 3-point attempts.

 

Jan. 11: Emerson 52, Mount Holyoke 48

Player of the Game: Kristin Brice

Kristin Brice came through with a versatile nine points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two blocks as the host Lions nipped the Lyons (4-7, 1-7 NEWMAC) to snap a three-game losing streak. Catherine Cloutier was Emerson’s leading scorer with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocks. The Lions’ defense held Mount Holyoke to just 25.8 percent shooting.

 

Jan. 15: Clark 52, Emerson 42 

Player of the Game: Kristin Brice 

Only six Emerson players scored, and an unbalanced Lions attack fell to the Cougars (6-8, 3-6 NEWMAC). Kristin Brice scored a team-high 18 points, and freshman Maria Santora added a career-high 10, but 10 Lions players only combined for 14 points in the NEWMAC loss.

 

Assistant sports editor Mike Lucas did not write or edit men’s basketball recaps because he is a member of the team. Assistant sports editor Connor Burton did not edit women’s basketball recaps because he is dating a member of the team.