BOSTON - Lions sophomore Jack O'Connor (Newport, R.I.) scored a game-high 23 points, one of six Lions to score in double-figures, as Emerson improves to 3-1 on the season with a 94-70 victory over the Fisher Falcons in the Consolation Game of the UMass Boston Beacons Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Lions junior Mac Sashin (Martha's Vineyard, Mass.) finished with 12 points. Junior Geoffrey Gray (Newton, Mass.) senior Michael Sheng (Altadena, Calif.), and senior Corey Fitz (Los Altos, Calif.) all scored 11 points while freshman Jacob Ries (Mesa, Ariz.) scored a career-high 10 points off the bench.
Falcons Jamontay Thompson shot 8-for-14, en route to 22 points to lead the Flacons. Josh Graetz and Brandon Rembert each had 12 points. Anthony Kellem added 11 more for Fisher.
With eight minutes expired in the first half and score tied at 16-16, the Lions took the first major run and lead of the game, taking four minutes to score 12 straight points to lead 28-16. The Falcons never drew back within 10 in the first, as the Lions stretched the lead to 20 at one point, finishing the first half ahead 50-32.
The Lions continued to control in the second half, keeping the Falcons at bay, never letting Fisher within 13 points at any point in the second half. The Lions on the other hand, stretched their advantage to 25 at its biggest point, eventually running out the game with a 94-70 victory.
The Lions shot a season-high 54 percent from the floor, including 15-for-36 from three-point territory while the Falcons only managed 34.2 percent on the afternoon. The other major story in the game was the bench scoring advantage the Lions had, surely playing a role in the victory, as Emerson's bench outscored Fisher's 35-12.
The 3-1 start for the Lions is the best start since 2013-14 when the team also started 3-1 through four games. The Lions travel to Dean College on Tuesday evening for a non-conference match scheduled for 7:00 p.m.