BOSTON, Mass. – Jack O'Connor had a game-high 32 points leading Emerson to a 97-83 win in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win over Coast Guard as the Bears outstanding season came to an end.
Coast Guard posted 16 wins, its most wins and first winning since the 2007'-08 season. The Bears finished 16-8 overall and 7-7 in the NEWMAC, the seven conference wins match the most NEWMAC wins in program history.
Geoffrey Gray added 24 points including 14 of 15 from the foul line while O'Connor was perfect 10 for 10 from the charity stripe as Emerson finished 14-11 overall and 9-5 in the conference to earn the second seed in the NEWMAC tournament.
Packy Witkowski led the Bears with 20 points and six rebounds while Nolan Benson had 12 points in the final game of his career.
Emerson shot a sizzling 56 percent from the floor (28-50) and hit 9 of 19 from 3-point range while Coast Guard was 31 of 68 from the field (45.6 percent) and made 7 of 25 from behind the arc.
The Lions jumped out to a 16-6 lead with 12:28 left in the first half and later used a 9-1 run to open up a 28-11 lead with 8:53 left. Emerson led 49-26 at halftime.
Emerson led by as many as 30 in the second half, 88-58 with 6:07 left. Coast Guard would score the next 15 straight to cut the deficit in half, 88-73 with 2:48 left before the Lions made 10 straight free throws down the stretch to seal the game.
It was the final game for a trio of Coast Guard seniors, Benson, Luke Daniels and Bryce Schroeder.
March 12, 2019 Jaskiewicz to Speak at CIAC Clinic on Friday at Mohegan Sun
February 26, 2019 Baldez Named to NEWMAC All-Conference 2nd Team
February 19, 2019 Graytok, Gordon Named to NEWMAC All-Academic Team
February 16, 2019 Bears See Outstanding Season End at Emerson
February 13, 2019 Bears Win Key Road Game to Remain in NEWMAC Tourney Race
February 6, 2019 Win Streak Snapped by MIT
February 2, 2019 Bears Win Fourth in a Row
January 30, 2019 Bears Win Third Straight; Win Key Game at Springfield
January 26, 2019 Bears Rally Past Babson
January 23, 2019 Perez Leads Bears to NEWMAC Win Over Wheaton
January 19, 2019 Strong Second Half Sends the Pride Over Bears
January 16, 2019 Bears Rally for First NEWMAC Win
January 12, 2019 WPI Holds on for 71-68 Win Over Bears
January 9, 2019 Baldez Scores Career-High 27 Points in Loss to Babson
January 5, 2019 #7 MIT Runs Win Streak to a Dozen
January 2, 2019 Bears Drop NEWMAC Opener
December 29, 2018 Bears Win Shenandoah Tournament Championship Game
December 28, 2018 Benson Stays Perfect From the Field in a Coast Guard Victory
December 8, 2018 Bears Suffer First Loss in Heartbreaking Fashion
December 2, 2018 Conn. College Gamed moved from Wednesday to Thursday
December 2, 2018 Witkowski Leads Bears to Victory over Merchant Marine
November 27, 2018 Bears Stay Unbeaten; Improve to 5-0
November 19, 2018 Benson Named NEWMAC Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week
November 18, 2018 Baldez Scores Career-High Tying 21 as Bears Remain Unbeaten
November 17, 2018 Benson Leads Bears to 94-75 Victory Over Medgar Evers
November 13, 2018 Witkowski Leads Bears Past Salve
November 9, 2018 Bears to Open 2019-'20 Season at Armed Forces Classic in Alaska
November 8, 2018 Bears Open Season With Home Win
November 5, 2018 2018-19 Men's Basketball Preview
September 12, 2018 Not Your Average Summer for Senior Bryce Schroeder