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The Emerson Lions men’s basketball team followed up an impressive road victory against D3 powerhouse MIT with a comeback home win vs. Springfield College on Tuesday night. After starting the game down 15-0, the Lions outscored the Pride 50-21 in the second half en route to a decisive 73-59 win.
Let’s see what Emerson thinks…
“If Emerson is going to spend all this money on full-ride scholarships for athletes, the least we can ask is that they win a few games for us.”
-Amber Campbell, Journalism Major
“It really was a tale of two halves. After playing selfish offensive ball in the first half with a lot of ill-advised shot attempts, it’s no surprise we trailed by 15 at the break. Whatever Coach Curley said to the team at halftime though really worked, because we definitely gelled as a unit in the second half. We played aggressive team defense, made the extra pass on offense, and focused on creating high-percentage shots in the paint– exploiting Springfield’s lacking interior defense. 62.1% from the floor in the second half?! Come on now, that’s as good as it gets. We were able to feed off a terrific home atmosphere in the Brown & Plofker gym, which really is a special thing to see. It’s great that our team is finally starting to live up to its talent, and I hope the rest of the NEWMAC is taking notice.
-Brent Scheffles, Musical Theatre Major
-Eric Lang, Comedic Arts Major