Billy Skorupski had 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Jeffs to an 87-49 victory over Emerson. Julian Rowand and Jamal Wilson added 12 a piece in Amherst's 15th win of the season.
While Emerson scored the opening four points of the game, Amherst responded with a 19-0 run over the next eight minutes. Emerson fought back to 35-23 at halftime behind the inside shooting of senior center Ken LaFlamme, but the Lions found themselves in foul trouble midway through the second to send the Jeffs to the line 28 times in the half. Amherst outscored Emerson 52-26 in the second behind 47.1% shooting on the floor while holding the Lions to just 26.3%.
LaFlamme led Emerson with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. The Lions fall to 11-7 while the Jeffs better their record to 15-3.
Emerson (11-7) 23 26 -- 49 Amherst (15-3) 35 52 -- 87