Lyons Push Past Lynx in Championship Game

Lyons Push Past Lynx in Championship Game

Cambridge, Mass-


The Lesley University men's basketball team slips to 4-3 on the year after a 80-63 loss to Wheaton College in the Hockenbury Classic championship game. With the win, the Lyons improve to 6-2 and ride a three game win streak.  Senior Liam Bruno led all scorers with 27 points to lead Wheaton to the championship. Junior Joey Martin led the Lynx with 22 points.


  • Lesley kicked off the game scoring first and was able to control the lead for the first ten minutes of play.  The Lyons gained a 3 point advantage off a Liam Bruno shot from beyond the arc for their first lead of the night.  Senior Marquise Johnson evened the score at 18 with 7:57 left in the first half. 
  • Wheaton went on a 13-4 run in the last five minutes to close out the first half 35-24.
  • Lesley closed the spread to 7 early in the second half, but the Lyons jumped to a 15 point lead at 12:14 on the clock and were on their way to the victory.
  • Liam Bruno led the charge for the Lyons with 27 points, 3 steals, and 6 rebounds, while Joey Martin spearheaded the Lynx with 22 points and 6 rebounds.
  • Wheaton shot 53.5% and was 6-12 from 3-point range, while Lesley made 43.3% of their attempts and was 6-21 from downtown.



Joey Martin- 22pts, 4-12 3 pointers, 6 rebounds

Xeo Golding- 8 pts, 6 rebounds



Liam Bruno- 27 pts, 3 steals, 6 rebounds

Ryan Fogarty- 18 pts, 2 steals, 6 rebounds



"We came up short but I'm proud of the effort we put forth today," said head coach Chris Giordano.  "Wheaton is a very good, tough team.  We didn't come away with what we wanted but we're excited to get back to work on Tuesday at practice.



Lesley continues its non-conference slate at Framingham State on Thursday Dec. 7.