BOSTON, Mass. –Michael Thorpe had a game-high 19 points and Emerson used a 15-1 run in the second half en route to a 72-50 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Jon Goldberg added 16 points while Kyle Edwards had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as Emerson improves to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.
Junior David Anderson led the Bears with 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Senior Devonte Weems had seven points and a team-high five assists in the loss. Coast Guard drops to 2-10 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Emerson jumped out to an 11-3 lead and led 22-13 with 8:17 left before the Bears ran off seven straight to pull to within 22-20 following a layup by sophomore Kevin Alvarez with 6:09 left in the first half.
The Lions would then go on a 12-3 run to the end the half for a 34-23 lead at the break.
In the second half, the Lions used a 15-1 run as Coast Guard was held without a field goal for just under seven minutes. Emerson led 55-45 after Anderson's bucket with 8:05 left, but the Bears would not score another field goal until a hoop by sophomore Ricky Rodriguez with 1:18 left as the Lions extended the lead to 70-46 with 1:41 left.
Emerson shot 49 percent from the field (24-49) while making 4 of 11 from 3-point range while the Bears shot 39.6 percent from the floor (19-48) and hit 4 of 12 from behind the arc.
The Lions had a huge advantage on the glass as they outrebounded Coast Guard 35-19 in the win.
"We fought hard to get back into the game, but could not overcome the deficit," said Coast Guard head coach Kevin Jaskiewicz. "The upperclassmen gave us great leadership."
Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday when the Bears will play their fifth straight road game as they take on MIT at 6 p.m.