TUESDAY, DEC. 3 // 5:30 PM
EYES ON THE GAME
BOSTON – After nearly 10 days away from competition, Suffolk men's basketball returns to the hardwood with a friendly Beantown battle Tuesday, Dec. 3 when it visits its Boston Commons neighbor for a 5:30 p.m. outing.
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Suffolk men's basketball came back from a 14-point deficit to make things interesting, but could not complete the comeback as it fell to Salve Regina, 81-76, Saturday afternoon at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
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With the setback at Salve Regina, Suffolk moved to 3-2 on the year.
The Rams' 80.4 ppg offense sees a pair averaging double figures in Nate Hale (14.8 ppg) and William Rowe (11.2 ppg). Brendan Mulson (9.8 ppg), Thomas Duffy (8.8 ppg), Alex Jacovides (8.4 ppg) and Max Bonney-Liles (8.0 ppg) are also consistent contributors offensively.
Mulson anchors the blue-and-gold's 32.2 rpg effort as the junior grabs 6.0 rpg himself. Bonney-Liles and Hale each pull down 3.6 rpg.
Emerson sits .500 (3-3) on the year and heads into Tuesday's tangle following a 99-82 triumph at Pine Manor last Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The Lions' 86.0 ppg has a quartet producing double digits led by Nate Martin's 19.2 ppg. Zach Waterhouse (15.8 ppg), Jack O'Connor (15.7 ppg) and Jarred Houston (11.2) round out the foursome in double figures.
O'Connor and Houston provide the one-two punch on the glass. The former brings down 8.0 rpg with the latter chipping in 7.3 rpg.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Emerson will meet for the 39th time Tuesday night.
- The Rams trail the all-time series, 8-30, and have fallen in each of the last five meetings.
- Suffolk looks for its first win over Emerson in the Jeff Juron era and first since an 85-50 triumph against the Lions Jan. 4, 2014.
Suffolk makes a pit stop at home, Thursday, Dec. 5 when it entertains Lesley at Smith Court at 7 p.m.