While the rest of us enjoyed our winter vacations, the Colorado College Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were hard at work. The teams’ results, however, have less than similar. The men’s team has played well throughout winter break; the women’s team has yet to find their groove.
The men’s basketball team has continued playing strongly and currently is enjoying an 11-3 record, one of those being a heartbreaking 3-point overtime loss to Babson College on the road. The Lady Tigers currently sit on a 1-15 record, starting this season off by losing their first twelve games.
There’s not really much good to take from the Lady Tigers’ season. Only two of their 15 losses have been by less than ten points. As they continue to search for a way to right the ship, the Tigers might be inclined to build around forward Danielle Davis, guard Courtney Tyus, and forward Korbyn Ukasick.
All three are averaging close to twelve points a game. A season can never fully be considered a complete loss though; improving to be more competitive for next season at this point is most likely the goal at this point.
On the men’s side of the court, the focus is still completely on this season and on finishing their last nine games strong for their second run at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in two years.
The men’s team has been propelled by performances from Ryan Milne, a senior guard averaging 20.5 point per game (PPG), Chris Lesnansky, a junior forward averaging 16.4 PPG, and sophomore guard Justin Berardino, averaging 9.9 PPG. The men’s team has only suffered two losses since Winter Break.
During the first game of winter break, the men’s team won a dazzling double-overtime thriller, 82-75, over Lehman College. The Tigers dropped the next game in a devastating 93-90 overtime loss to Babson College. Their only other loss was 71-58 to Schriener University
During break, the Tigers’ total offense was averaging 78 points per game, two points per game higher than their season average. Their next two games, on Jan. 24 (6 p.m.) and Jan. 25 (4 p.m.) are home games. We hope to see the entire Colorado College campus cheer on our Men’s basketball team as they further their quest toward the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.
The Tigers’ basketball season ends in late February, and we hope to see them finish with finesse. There are only five more home games left for both the Mens and Womens basketball team, so show up, wear flair, and cheer loud for the Colorado College Tigers!
A special thanks to our Senior CC Tiger Basketball players Olivia Hart, Ryan Milne, Jake Tromutolo, Chris Mayo-Smith, and Daniel Webb. Good luck in your final games.