Sports Recap: Varsity teams look towards conference tournaments

Dominic Santina
Sports Editor

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Women's Basketball  

The women hosted Concordia University of Ann Arbor on Jan. 24. It was a very rough first half for RC as they only shot 22 percent from the field. Luckily, they were able to hold their own as Concordia had their own shooting woes. The Warriors were able to shoot a little better than Concordia through the rest of the game and was able to pull out a 58-55 win. The women then traveled to take on University of Northern Ohio on Jan. 27. The women found themselves down 39-35 at halftime. Yet a rough quarter for UNOH in the third let RC take a lead that they would expand on in the 4 quarter. They would end the game with a 78-70 win. The Warriors were led offensively by Rickki Sherdt, junior guard from Ypsilanti, who had 17 points. The win puts the team at 13-10 on the season and 8-7 in the WHAC. They play Indiana Institute of Technology on Feb. 3 in Garth Pleasant Arena.   

Men's Basketball  

The Men's team was able to host Concordia at home as well. The men were able to jump out to a 43–27 halftime lead. This good start continued on into the second half as the Warriors were able to expand their lead and win with a final score of 84-51. The Warriors were paced offensively by Armand Cartwright, sophomore guard from Bloomfield, with 20 points and then followed by three other Warriors tied with 12 points. The men also traveled to play University of Northern Ohio. The team shot 45 percent from the field during the game but it would not be enough to keep up with UNOH as they scored 50 points in each half. Rochester would lose the game by a final score of 104-75. The Warriors were led by Justin Nafso, junior guard from Walled Lake, with 17 points. The team now sits at 13-12 overall and 7-8 in the WHAC this season. Their next two games will be huge for the team as they host number five Indiana Institute of Technology on Feb. 3, and then they host top ranked Cornerstone University on Feb. 10.  

JV Basketball team  

The men's junior varsity team hosted Concordia University Ann Arbor on Jan. 22. The Warriors were able to hold on for a 70-65 hard fought win. They then hosted Aquinas College on Jan. 25 at home as well. While this one was not as close the Warriors were able to hold on for an 85-73 win. The wins put the team at 8-8 and have won their last four games. They have their last game of the year against University of Michigan–Dearborn on Feb. 5. They played their last home game against Aquinas as they finished the season 6-3 when playing at home.  

JV Women's team  

The Women's junior varsity team traveled to play Siena Heights University on Jan 22. They were not able to pull out a victory, as they dropped the game by a score of 70-55. The women ended their season at 7-8 after dropping the last game of the year. They finished the season 4-4 while playing at Garth Pleasant Arena, but having a 3-4 record when going on the road to play.  



The Hockey team had two games this week as it started with at home against Western Michigan University. While falling down 1-0, the Warriors were able to rally back and score two goals in the third period and gave them a 2-1 win. They then traveled to take on Western Michigan at their arena on Jan. 27. This game was not as good as they dropped the game by a final score of 7-1. The teams record now sits at 3-24 and 2-4 in the WHAC. The Warriors wrapped up the weekend with a 5-4 win over Lawrence Tech. Their next game is on  Feb. 2, where they will travel to University of Michigan–Dearborn. Then they will head to Suburban Ice Macomb for the same match-up, but with home ice and senior night for the Warriors.