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Men’s Basketball Upended By No. 14 Amherst

Men’s Basketball Upended By No. 14 Amherst

THE BASICS

Score: Amherst 97, Emerson 86

Records: Emerson Lions (5-4, 0-0 NEWMAC) ; No. 14 Amehrst Mammoths (5-3, 0-0 NESCAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: Saturday, Decemver 7th, 2019

The Lead: The Emerson Men's Basketball team welcomed the No. 14 Amherst Mammoths to the Brown & Plofker Gym on Saturday afternoon, falling by 11 points 97-86 despite a 29 point performance from sophomore Nate Martin (Washington, DC).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson
Team: 42.9% Field Goals, 50% Three Point Field Goals, 84.2 % Free Throws, 19 Assists, 4 Steals, 6 Blocks
Nate Martin: 29 Points, 3 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 2 Blocks, 1 Steal
Jack O'Connor (Newport, R.I.): 13 Points, 12 Rebounds, 3 Assists
Zach Waterhouse (Hampton, N.H.): 17 Points, 4 Assists, 3 Rebounds

Amherst
Team: 50.8% Field Goals, 36.8% Three Point Field Goals, 85.7% Free Throws, 20 Assists, 4 Blocks, 4 Steals
Eric Sellew: 24 Points, 12 Rebounds, 4 Assists
Grant Robinson: 22 Points, 6 Assists, 4 Rebounds, 2 Steals
Fru Che: 16 Points, 5 Rebounds, 1 Block

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The teams opened upt he game trading buckets, knotting the score at 4 early.  A five point run by Martin himself gave the Lions a quick five point lead at 9-4 with just over 15 minutes remaining in the half.  Amherst went on a seven point run by themselves that put them ahead by one, but the Lions and Mammoths found themselves knotted at 14 halfway through the frame.  Emerson went on an 11-4 run from this point, opening up a 7 point lead on a Ben Allen (Hampton, N.H.) layup.  Emerson kept their lead between four and six for motst of the half, before the Mammoths went on a 9-4 run to end the half, with the Lions holding onto a one point lead at the end of the frame.
  • Amherst opened un the second half on a 15-4 run, opening up an 11 point lead behind consistent free throw shooting in the opening minutes.  Emerson cut the lead to five behind the sharpshooting of Waterhouse, who connected on a three pointer and two free throws.  Amherst opened up their biggest lead of the gaem at 16 on a Robinson three pointer with eight minutes remaining, and held a lead throughout the remainder of the half.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson gets back in action on Tuesday against the Lesley Lynx in an 8:00pm game, when they welcome them to the Brown & Plofker Gym for their final game of 2019.