Posted: Jan 30, 2019
SCORE: Wheaton 88 - Emerson 79
RECORDS: Wheaton (11-8, 2-7 NEWMAC) - Emerson (10-10, 5-4 NEWMAC)
LOCATION: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
- The Wheaton Men's Basketball team defeated the Lions of Emerson College on Wednesday night, splitting the series between the two NEWMAC sides (1-1).
- Senior Riley Tetreault led all players with a career-high 26 points and seven rebounds, shooting 8-10 from the floor, 6-8 from three, and perfect from the line at 4-4. Senior David Carbonello followed up with a 24 point performance, picking up eight rebounds in the win.
- Duaka Ekwensi contributed 17 points, picking up a game-high nine boards while also shooting 11-13 from the free throw line.
- Emerson was led by Zach Waterhouse and Jack O'Connor. Waterhouse scored 25 points and shot 10-15 from the field and 4-7 from three while O'Connor netted 21 points in the loss.
- Wheaton started off the game by going on a 4-0 run with Ricardo Ripley converting a free throw and Tetreault scoring from behind the arc before Emerson responded with a trey from O'Connor at 17:48 (4-3). From there, the two sides passed the lead back and forth six times before Wheaton was able to close out the half with a 14-4 run, including a layup from Carbonello with :44 seconds left to help push them ahead 34-30.
- Wheaton began the second half by opening up on a 7-3 run before Emerson responded by going on a run of their own to help close the gap to just three points. Both teams battled throughout the remainder of the game, but Wheaton managed to pull ahead, ending the game with a final score of 88-79.
- Field Goals: Wheaton 27-58 / Emerson 29-58
- 3-Point FG: Wheaton 8-20 / Emerson 9-21
- Free Throw: Wheaton 26-31 / Emerson 12-17
- Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 22 / Emerson 17
- Rebounds: Wheaton 36 / Emerson 26
- Assists: Wheaton 6 / Emerson 16
UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to NEWMAC Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in Emerson Gymnasium for a rematch against the Engineers of MIT. The Engineers won the opening game of the series 84-69 on Jan. 12. VIDEO / LIVE STATS